ABOUT THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ELECTIONS
In 2022 Lord Bichard completed a review of RICS’ purpose, governance and strategy and made a series of recommendations that have laid the foundations for RICS’ future. One of his key recommendations was to broaden the role of RICS President, to also encompass the role of Chair of Governing Council. This represents a substantial and exciting shift that informs the appointment of our new Senior Vice Presidents at a key time in our development. The office of the President has always and will continue to represent the pinnacle of the surveying profession, but moving forward, as Chair of Governing Council and a global ambassador of the whole profession, Presidents will need to have a broader skill set, combining inspiring ambassadorial qualities with strong leadership and chairing experience.
Duration and time commitment
We are inviting applications from individuals, who are either a Fellow (FRICS) or a Member (MRICS) of RICS, to be elected to serve first as Senior Vice President and then progress through the role of President Elect ultimately to become President. In 2023, as an exception to the norm, we are looking to elect two Senior Vice Presidents, the first of whom will take office with effect from 1 July 2023 for the six-month period until 31 December 2023, and the second of whom will take office on 1 January 2024 for the twelve-month period until 31 December 2024.
Although the commitment is usually for three years, exceptionally the duration of the role for the candidate appointed as 2023 Senior Vice President will be for two and a half years. Their term as Senior Vice President will run for six months from 1 July 2023 before they progress to become President Elect on 1 January 2024, and President from 1 January 2025.
The duration of the role for the candidate appointed as 2024 Senior Vice President will be for the usual three years. Their term as Senior Vice President will run for twelve months from 1 January 2024 and they will then become President Elect on 1 January 2025, before serving as President from 1 January 2026.
The Senior Vice President must be a Fellow (FRICS) at the time of assuming office. If a Member (MRICS) is elected to the role, they will automatically become a Fellow upon election as Senior Vice President.
RICS is at a key inflection point at which its leadership has never been more important. We need to be bold and appoint passionate, ambitious and challenging people who understand and are respected in the profession and markets we serve, so we hope you will take the time to consider making an important contribution in this role, as we seek to reset our business for future success.
RICS is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.
See Apply for details relating to the appointments process and dates