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27 SEP 2021

RICS Welcomes 2021/22 Presidential Team

RICS has today confirmed the appointment of its Presidential Team for 2021-2022. Clement Lau FRICS becomes President, supported by Ann Gray FRICS as President-Elect and Tina Paillet as Senior Vice President. The Presidential Team will be working hard in the coming year to advocate for the profession at a critical time for the built environment.

Clement Lau is the Director and Head of Development and Valuations for Commercial Property with Hongkong Land Ltd, overseeing a USD $37 billion portfolio. He is a Fellow member of RICS (FRICS) and has held a number of roles within the Institution, including as Chair of the RICS Hong Kong Board and membership of the RICS Asia Regional Board.

Ann Gray is a real estate broker and licensed architect based in Los Angeles with over 25 years’ experience. She runs her own practice in California and previously held the US Market Seat on Governing Council.

Tina Paillet is an international real estate executive with over 25 years of experience in the built environment across asset management, development projects and sustainable investment. Tina has served as the Chair of the Europe Board from 2017 to 2021, where she had a strong focus on driving advocacy for public and private action to combat climate change, whilst embracing new technologies and the opportunities they present for our ways of working and living. She is also a European Ambassador for the World Green Building Council’s #BuildingLife campaign.

Speaking following his appointment as President, Mr Lau said,

It is a privilege to serve as the President of RICS this year. I look forward to meeting many members and hearing their views on how the Institution can best support them.

This past year has been one of profound change for our profession, and surveyors have been playing a vital role in helping the world to build back better from the pandemic. We know there are many challenges on the horizon where our expertise will be invaluable, from creating a more sustainable future to harnessing the power of technology in the built environment.

For more than 150 years, RICS has been supporting our profession. Now, we must build on this historic legacy and ensure RICS is resilient and focused on the future”.

The Presidential Team serve as ambassadors for RICS. All three members sit on Governing Council and are elected by their peers to serve on the Presidential Team. If you would like to contact them, you can email

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