Chris Brooke FRICS has been inaugurated as RICS President at a ceremony in Hong Kong, beginning his term for the 2018-2019 year.
A Chartered Surveyor and co-founder of Brooke Husband Limited, a property consulting firm based in Hong Kong, he succeeds John Hughes, who led RICS throughout its 150th anniversary year.
Chris says, “I am very proud to call myself a Chartered Surveyor as well as to be a member of RICS, and therefore the opportunity to serve as President is a great honour and privilege. This is an incredibly exciting time to be a member of our profession, with the world growing and changing so rapidly. Professionals operating within the natural and built environments are at the heart of some of the great challenges of our time, including urbanisation, climate change, and technological development.
“I will be focusing on three key areas during my term; promoting and highlighting the value of the work undertaken by surveyors, making sure our profession is prepared for the future and speaking out on the big issues of our time. Members of RICS have been shaping the world for 150 years. The opportunities which lie ahead are immense, and I am confident that we can and will embrace them.”