RICS Appoints Will Myles to Lead Asia Pacific Region

HONG KONG, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) appoints Mr Will Myles as the Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific from August 2014.

Will has a broad background in the construction and property sectors gained in advisory, consulting and contracting services across the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. He was most recently Managing Director for Bahrain and Kuwait for WS Atkins plc, leading the organisation through a period of significant change. He holds an MBA from IMD International in Switzerland and an LLB from the University of London. He originally qualified as a Chartered Engineer in Hong Kong and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building.

Commenting on the appointment, RICS Global Chief Executive, Sean Tompkins says "I am delighted that Will Myles will be taking up the role of Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific from August 2014. Over the last five years, RICS has seen significant growth of the profession and the recognition of its standards across the Asia Pacific region, covering North Asia, South Asia, Oceania and ASEAN. Will will lead the next phase of our expansion across this strategically important region."

Commenting on his new role, Will Myles said "I am passionate about the internationalisation of standards in land, real estate, infrastructure and construction and the benefits that this will bring to an increasingly globally connected world. I am looking forward to leading the next phase of RICS’ growth in the region and working with staff and members in the profession to develop the next phase of our strategy".

About RICS & RICS Asia

RICS is the world’s leading qualification when it comes to professional standards in land, property and construction.

In a world where more and more people, governments, banks and commercial organisations demand greater certainty of professional standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.

Over 118,000 property professionals working in the major established and emerging economies of the world have already recognised the importance of securing RICS status by becoming members.

RICS is an independent professional body originally established in the UK by Royal Charter. Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity  providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society. RICS is a regulator of both its individual members and firms enabling it to maintain the highest standards and providing the basis for unparalleled client confidence in the sector.

The RICS Asia supports a network of over 20,000 individual professionals across the Asia Pacific region with an objective to help develop the property and construction markets in these countries, by introducing professional standards, best practice and international experience. It promotes RICS and its members as the natural advisors on all property matters. It also ensures that services and career development opportunities are provided to members.

The RICS Asia region covers national associations and local groups locating in Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The People’s Republic of China and the Hong Kong SAR. It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos PDR, Macao SAR, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, The Maldives, The Philippines, Timor East and Vietnam. For more information, please visit: www.ricsasia.org.

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