Rob Bould, Chief Executive at leading commercial property consultant GVA Grimley has been elected as Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors.
The announcement comes with a pledge to raise £50,000 in support of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2011
Following Laurence Johnstone’s successful stewardship in the role as Master of the Company over the past year, his tenure draws to a close on Tuesday 5 October when the new Master Elect will be officially announced.
The ceremony was at Drapers Hall in the City on Tuesday 5th October
Rob Bould comments: “To be asked to serve as the 34th Master of the Company comes as both a privilege and an honour. The dedication and commitment of my predecessor Laurence Johnstone will be a very hard act to follow. I look forward to what promises to be a very busy and extremely rewarding twelve months in pursuing our charitable aims, fund-raising, supporting the Lord Mayor, promoting our links with the City and RICS, and not to mention recruiting new Liveryman.”
The next Lord Mayor will be Alderman Michael Bear, an existing member of the Company of Chartered Surveyors. This will therefore help raise the profile of the Livery Company and wider property industry within the City more than ever before.
Rob Bould continues: “The Company’s motto is “Modus Ab Initio”, translated “Method from the very beginning”; in other words “Getting it right from the start”. This is exactly what I intend to do.”
The Company is a livery organisation of the City of London established in 1977, for chartered surveyors and property professionals, with a mission to be the Livery Company of first choice for members of the property profession.
The Company also promotes links with a range of organisations who engage with the property sector and with charitable causes. Through its charitable trust, the Company provides support to those less fortunate enough to enjoy the advantages that chartered surveyors do, with a focus on improving education and raising the profile of key skills of property professionals.
Through partnering, the Livery Company sponsors a number of central London schools and assists with bursaries for higher education as well as supporting the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust which helps students to train as property professionals, leading to membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
For further information on the Company of Chartered Surveyors visit www.surveyorslivery.org.uk