RICS Hong Kong Announces the Appointment of New Chairman


HONG KONG, Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) today announced that Mr Kenneth Kwan is elected as Chairman of its Hong Kong Board for one year term of office with immediate effect.

Mr Kwan FRICS, FHKIS, HKIAC Accredited Mediator, RPS(QS), RCE(PRC) is an experienced quantity surveyor. He has been a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1989. He joined Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), a global property and construction service provider, in 1986 and became a Director in 2001. He has extensive experience in different types of projects in both public and private sectors in Hong Kong, and projects in Macau, mainland China and a few other cities in the world.

Mr Kwan also promotes the QS practice in different occasions by giving lectures to the students of the local Universities, to the Architects and to the other professionals. He has delivered public speeches on the QS Profession Practice to mainland China professionals in the construction field as well.

Currently, apart from being the Chairman of the RICS Hong Kong Board, Mr Kwan is also the Chairman of the Asia QS and Construction Professional Group Board of the RICS.

Mr Kenneth Kwan, the new Chairman of RICS Hong Kong, said, "I am honoured to be the Chairman of the RICS Hong Kong Board which gives me a better opportunity to serve the members. Together with the Board and the support of the RICS Hong Kong office, I believe we can make RICS even stronger and better."

The newly elected office bearers and members of Hong Kong Board for year 2011/2012 are as follows:

Chairman: Mr Kenneth Kwan
Vice Chairman: Mr Edward Au
Hon. Secretary: Mr David Edwards
Hon. Treasurer: Mr H K Yu
Elected Members:
(in alphabetical by last names)
Mr Ben Chong
Mr David Faulkner
Dr Daniel Ho
Mr Simon Kwok
Prof Andrew YT Leung
Mr Gary Man
Mr Kenneth Pang
Mr Albert So
Mr David Tse
Mr KK Wong (Immediate Past Chairman)
Mr Reeves Yan

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 100,000 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 11,000 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, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The People's Republic of China and the SAR Hong Kong. It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos PDR, Macao, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, The Maldives, The Philippines, Timor East and Vietnam. For more information, please visit:

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Source: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors