Ken Creighton

Ken Creighton is the Director of Professional Standards in RICS.


Ken  Creighton joined RICS in November 2011 from the IFRS Foundation, where he was director of Content Services. In this role Ken worked with countries adopting IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) as issued by the IASB (International Accounting Standards Board). As well as supporting adoption of the standards internationally, Ken led the Foundation’s content dissemination processes, which included translation, licensing and product sales.

Before joining the IFRS Foundation in 2005, Ken was a senior manager at Ernst & Young. During his tenure there Ken led a number of international projects while based in its Washington DC, Madrid and London offices. Previous to joining E&Y, Ken was an associate analyst at Prudential Securities' Washington research office and also a legislative correspondent in the United States Senate.

Ken holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley. Originally from Seattle, Ken has lived in London with his family for over a decade.

In his current role with RICS, Ken's responsibilities include:

  • Working with leading industry bodies to create and develop international standards.
  • Managing the development of technical guidance and policy through RICS’ 17 professional group boards.
  • Setting and maintaining RICS’ membership standards and competencies through our Membership and Education Standards boards.
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