The woman credited with opening up the legal profession to commercial ownership is appointed to lead RICS’ new Standards and Regulation Board. Dame Janet Paraskeva – former Chief Executive of the Law Society – will have responsibility and accountability for the oversight and governance of all RICS’ regulatory activities in the public interest.
The establishment of RICS’ new Standards and Regulation Board is a key part of wider changes – approved by RICS’ professional members to update RICS’ governance and continue to maintain public trust and confidence in the profession.
Dame Janet has extensive experience of high-profile national Boards and organisations. Her former posts include a non-exec director of Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency and is currently chair of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers in England and Wales, and Chair of the Appointments Commission for the states of Jersey.
Janet will help RICS to appoint its new Board members – five independent non-exec members and five RICS professional members – in time for the Board to take up its responsibilities in February 2020.”