The Standards and Regulation Board has exclusive responsibility for strategy, policy and operational oversight of the standards, entry and admission to the profession (through RICS’ education and qualification standards), and regulatory functions of RICS.
The Board is comprised of non-members (independent) and members of RICS, and reports to Governing Council.
Janet has extensive experience of regulation and of leading Boards gained during a highly successful career in a range of high-profile national organisations. She was the first Chief Executive of the National Youth Agency and created the European Confederation of Youth Club organisations. She went on to establish and manage the England operation of the National Lottery Charities Board and was Chief Executive of the Law Society from 2000 to 2006. Janet was First Civil Service Commissioner from January 2006 and is currently Chair of the Appointments Commission for the states of Jersey. She is also Chair of the Board of the Council of Licensed Conveyancers and a trustee of Contemporary Applied Arts. Janet was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2010. She is a member of the Privy Council.
Leigh Miller FRICS Professional member
Michael Newey FRICS Professional member
Richard Waterhouse MRICS Professional member
Charles Banner QC Independent member
Jerome Chung Independent member
Anne Spackman Independent member
For 30 years, Anne was a journalist and media executive, most recently at Times Newspapers, where she served as Assistant Editor, Managing Editor in charge of staffing and budgets, Editor in Chief of Times Digital and sat as an executive director on the board of Times Newspapers. For 10 years, she was a property correspondent for The Times, where she created Bricks and Mortar, and for the Financial Times, where she interviewed Donald Trump. She believes strongly in the power of places to improve lives.
For seven years, Anne served as Chief Executive of Career Ready, an employability charity transforming the career prospects of disadvantaged teenagers across the UK. The charity’s programme is delivered by several thousand business volunteers, including RICS members. That role was driven by a passion for seeing people from all backgrounds fulfil their potential and to increase diversity in the workforce. The charity has created an award in her name. She previously chaired the charity One Parent Families, for which she received an OBE.
Anne is Chair of the Greenshaw Learning multi-academy Trust, a non-exec director of data consultancy Profusion and a trustee of Royal Springboard, which drives social mobility through access to boarding schools for vulnerable children.
Julia Woodhouse Independent member
Julia is an independent non-executive Board member of Outokumpu, a leading global stainless-steel manufacturer, listed in Helsinki, employing 10k people across multiple sites. She is a member of the Outokumpu board Audit Committee. Julia is, in addition, a member of Outokumpu’s external ESG Advisory Council. She is also an independent board member at Surface Transforms Plc, a UK based company producing carbon ceramic brake discs for the automotive sector and sits on both the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Previously, Julia was also a member of the Advisory Board of Nexcel, a BP/Castrol start-up.
Prior to transitioning into her non-executive roles, Julia had a thirty - year career in the automotive industry, working for Ford Motor Company and interfacing closely with many major automotive companies and leading global suppliers. Her executive roles with Ford included global leadership positions in Purchasing, organisational design/implementation and process re-engineering teams. In her last role with Ford, Julia was head of global Chassis Purchasing, working with her Engineering partner, to co-lead Ford’s world wide Chassis business. She has worked in both operational and strategic roles, maintaining a strong interest in diversity, mentoring and personnel/team development, along with supply chain robustness and ethical sourcing.
Julia’s career has given her the opportunity to work internationally with direct responsibility for teams in Europe, North and South America, India and China. She has travelled extensively and had international assignments based in the USA and Germany for several years.