RICS East Asia Appoints New Managing Director

HONG KONG--()--RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Edith Chan as its East Asia Managing Director.

Mrs Chan joins RICS with extensive experience from standards and membership institutions, having led teams at the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute as Chief Executive, and at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center as Executive Director. In addition, she reinforces the breadth of expertise at RICS with her comprehensive knowledge of the financial services industry where she has held senior management roles in the regional offices of leading international financial services firms in Asia Pacific.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Mrs Edith Chan to our senior team in Hong Kong, where her insights and resourcefulness of the professional services industries will help foster the adoption of international standards and RICS' global assurance regime throughout East Asia,” said Will Myles, Asia Pacific Regional Managing Director of RICS.

Mrs Chan began her financial services career in London with PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked for KPMG and the Securities and Futures Commission upon her return to Hong Kong. She then moved to the commercial sector where she held senior regional management positions with Invesco, Principal, and ABN AMRO Bank.

“The complexity of the public-private collaboration to rehabilitate Grade 1 heritage buildings I oversaw at the Asia Society showcased the contribution of this profession to the society and attracted me to RICS,” Edith said. “I look forward to furthering the adoption of the standards in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan and Korea to provide consistency across our locations for international transactions and collaborations.”

Mrs Chan is an active member of the community and currently Council Member and Audit Committee Chair of Lingnan University, and Trustees Board Chair of the International Christian School. She is a member of the Environment and Conservation Fund Investment Committee and the Investment Advisory Committee of Sir David Trench Fund for Recreation. She was awarded a Hong Kong SAR Government Medal of Honour in 2014 for her contributions to public service.

As the world’s leading professional body in land, construction, property and infrastructure, RICS is obligated to promote the highest standards of its members’ professions for public advantage, and to provide critical insights based on the knowledge of its chartered members.

About RICS

Confidence through Professional Standards

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.

We accredit 125,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance. Their expertise covers property, asset valuation, real estate management; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, farms and woodland. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our members are involved the same professional standards and ethics apply.

We believe that standards underpin effective markets. With up to seventy per cent of the world’s wealth bound up in land and real estate, our sector is vital to economic development, helping to support stable, sustainable investment and growth around the globe.

With offices covering the major political and financial centres of the world, our market presence means we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed professional standards. We work at a cross-governmental level, delivering international standards that will support a safe and vibrant marketplace in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, for the benefit of all.

We are proud of our reputation and work hard to protect it, so clients who work with an RICS professional can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the services they receive.

About RICS Asia

RICS Asia supports a network of over 20,000 individual professionals across the Asia region with an objective to help develop the land, property and construction markets in these countries, by introducing professional standards, best practice education and training. We promote RICS and our members as the natural advisors on all property matters. We also ensure that services and career development opportunities are provided to members.

RICS Asia region serves local member associations locating in Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan and South Korea. 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, The Maldives, The Philippines, Timor East and Vietnam. For more information, please visit: rics.org.

Contacts

RICS Asia Public Relations Representatives
Ms Esther Kam, 3159-2978
esther.kam@creativegp.com
or
Ms Penn Leung, 3159-2986
penn.leung@creativegp.com

Contacts

RICS Asia Public Relations Representatives
Ms Esther Kam, 3159-2978
esther.kam@creativegp.com
or
Ms Penn Leung, 3159-2986
penn.leung@creativegp.com