Gillian Charlesworth



Gillian Charlesworth is responsible for RICS' reputation and profile. She leads on recognition and enforcement of RICS' standards in the key economic and financial centres of the world.


Gillian Charlesworth new role will combine responsibility for both RICS Regulation and Corporate Affairs as she leads this key area during the next stage of RICS transition to a truly global organisation. Her experience in a number of professional regulation roles and her extensive knowledge of the property profession means she is ideally placed to take on this challenge. She has been at RICS for ten years in a range of regulatory, policy and communications roles. 

Her remit includes policy, research and economic commentary; external communications and brand development; and regulatory policy and operations.

Gillian joined RICS in 2004, having previously held roles at professional bodies and trade associations in regulation, communications, government relations and commercial development.  She enjoys playing a central role in RICS' vision of achieving recognition of the profession by governments and markets throughout the world.

RICS regulates all of its members in accordance with stringent professional and ethical standards to ensure that all those who deal with Chartered Surveyors have confidence in the service they receive. RICS regulation is based on better regulation principles, including proportionality, accountability and transparency. 

RICS regulation provides assurance to markets and the public that we are enforcing the highest standards in property, land and construction, and it is a great privilege to be leading the institution s Regulation team as we enter a new global era for the profession. As we grow recognition of the profession across the key economies and markets of the world, standards, supported by regulation. are the heart of everything we do. 

I very much look forward to building on the success of RICS regulation, which is the envy of other professions. Our aim is to ensure that RICS members wherever in the world they might be - continue to be viewed by their clients as offering the highest standards across the property profession. Status and recognition are the greatest member benefits we can offer and RICS Regulation underpins those benefits. 

By working to high standards of technical, ethical and professional competence, RICS members make a vital contribution to the efficient running of the UK s property market and, increasingly markets across the world. We seek to promote the benefits of regulation and, by doing so, create demand for RICS standards and credentials. I am delighted that Gillian has joined the department and look forward to working with her as she leads RICS Regulation to make sure it provides and promotes high quality professional regulation and the best protection for clients and consumers who use the services of RICS members. 

Gillian Charlesworth is the Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs in RICS.

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