Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 December 2014

RICS appoints new chair

New Northern Ireland chair of RICS Matrics, Gavin Morgan, receives the chain of office from outgoing chairman, Andrea Forsythe
New Northern Ireland chair of RICS Matrics, Gavin Morgan, receives the chain of office from outgoing chairman, Andrea Forsythe

The arm of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for students and under-35s has a new local chairman.

Gavin Morgan, who works for local quantity surveying firm R Davis and Co, becomes Northern Ireland chairman of RICS Matrics, which represents 1,000 members in Northern Ireland and 40,000 around the world.

Mr Morgan, who succeeds Andrea Forsythe of Belfast-based Durnien.com, says that RICS Matrics plays an important role in supporting the development of the surveying profession.

“Matrics provides a platform for members to engage with others in the profession locally and around the world and to access information, advice and support that are vital to professional development. Matrics also supports members through their professional qualifications and into full RICS membership,” he said.

Mr Morgan has been a member of RICS Matrics since 2004 and is currently working through the RICS APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) in order to attain full membership.

He has worked as a quantity surveyor with R Davis and Co since 2006 and is currently undertaking an MBA in Construction and Real Estate through the College of Estate Management, Reading.

He added: “Chartered surveyors operate in all aspects of property, construction and associated environmental issues, and are centrally involved in all stages of the property lifecycle in Northern Ireland.

“Therefore the role of RICS in promoting best practice in the profession, regulating its members, forwarding chartered surveying as a career choice and representing the public interest in matters relating to land, property and construction is of the utmost importance.”

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