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REIQ announces new board directors at AGM

The REIQ has announced the re-election of Peter Brewer as both a Member Director and Chairman of the Board, following last week’s annual general meeting, held at the REIQ’s Cannon Hill offices.

He was joined by property manager, Laura Valenti, who was elected to the board as its female member director, a dedicated position which was introduced to the constitution in 2018.

“This year, we received 10 nominations for the female member director position, an unprecedented number, which was fantastic to see,” REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said.

“I’m thrilled to congratulate Laura Valenti on receiving the highest number of votes, and becoming the newest member of the REIQ board of directors.

“We’re also pleased to welcome back Peter Brewer, who was re-elected as both a board director and Chairman of the Board.”

Ms Mercorella thanked outgoing board director, Mark Brimble, who leaves the REIQ after 9 years, for his dedication and commitment to the institute.

Chairman of the Board, Peter Brewer, said it was exciting to be back at a time which saw the REIQ implementing its digital transformation project.

“I’m excited to see a faster, simpler and more personalised organisation for its members, and real estate professionals across Queensland.”

Ms Valenti said she felt privileged to be in a position she never dreamed she would reach.

“I appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community that has given me so much,” she said.

“I’m looking forward to making a positive contribution to the REIQ and the broader real estate sector.”

The AGM also saw the announcement of two Life Members – Rob Honeycombe and Neil Kennedy.

“I’m really humbled and was quite floored when I received the call,” Mr Honeycombe said.

“I’m very proud of the organisation, and where it stands today.

“It’s been terrific to see the change in direction, and the pivoting that has been required.”

Mr Honeycombe highlighted the importance of member opinion and feedback, in particular those from regional communities.

While Mr Kennedy was unwell and unable to attend the AGM, his son, Tony, accepted the honour on his father’s behalf.

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