RICS unveils Richard Burnett as new Scottish chair

RICS unveils Richard Burnett as new Scottish chair

Richard Burnett FRICS

RICS has announced Richard Burnett FRICS, director at Montana Management, as the new chair of the RICS Scotland board.

Having served on the Scotland board for several years, Richard Burnett has now taken over as chair from John Edwards FRICS (July 2019 – July 2020). He will continue the focus on leading the Scotland board to help deliver the RICS business plan, driving engagement with RICS professionals throughout Scotland at this crucial time as we look to reuse, repurpose and regenerate back to a fully functioning built environment.

Richard has more than 35 years’ experience as a general practice management surveyor, helping with residential, commercial and retail requirements, and now specialises in resolving disputes.  

Richard Burnett said: “It is an immense honour and privilege to be assuming the chair of the RICS board in Scotland at this extremely tumultuous time. 

“I must pay credit to my predecessor – John Edwards – who has had the difficult task of chairing RICS in Scotland through the pandemic. John has worked tirelessly, often unseen to get the profession ready for the end of Lockdown, and safely back to work, and I commit to carry on with this work.

“My focus for the year ahead will be to assist all sectors of our profession as they emerge from the pandemic restrictions. Many members have experienced hardships, and it is important that the board in Scotland, and all at RICS are there to give support as required.”

Head of UK professional engagement, Victoria Hampson, added: “We are delighted to welcome Richard as our new chair at this difficult time. Our profession has rapidly evolved since the start of 2020 and are instrumental in helping Scotland recover from the pandemic.

“Over the years, as a board member, Richard has demonstrated the commitment and drive we need to ensure our members are at the forefront of delivering positive social impact to their local communities, and I look forward to how he will help shape the future of our built environment as chair.”

The role of the Scotland board is to provide market insight and intelligence to help inform and deliver the overall strategy, to enhance the recognition and profile of RICS throughout Scotland, as well as to enhance local member engagement. The board comprises RICS-qualified professionals, led by RICS.

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