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REIV appoints Kelly Ryan as new CEO

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has appointed former Netball Australia chief executive officer Kelly Ryan as its new CEO. 

An experienced senior executive for the past 20 years, Ms Ryan is respected for her strong commercial acumen and track record for launching and growing prominent national organisations and brands.

Ms Ryan was instrumental in the launch and growth of the Gold Coast Suns Football Club, led operations and customer experience for Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium and served as chief marketing officer for the Western Bulldogs Football Club. 

Most recently, she held the role of CEO at Netball Australia.

As CEO for the REIV, Ms Ryan will be responsible for leading the delivery of the institute’s organisational strategy, including the ambition to modernise its practices, bolster its education and training offering for 7000-plus members, and accelerate its government engagement and advocacy at a crucial time for Victoria’s property sector.

Ms Ryan’s appointment will see interim CEO, Megan Mander, return to her role as an REIV director.

REIV President Jacob Caine said Ms Ryan’s commercial mindset, experience in high performance and management of complex stakeholder networks, advocacy and leadership will be critical to advancing the REIV’s advocacy strategy.

“The evolving challenges of Victoria’s property sector means leading organisations need strong, high performing executives to galvanise the sector and engage effectively with industry, government and regulators” Mr Caine said.

“With Victorian real estate at the centre of an acute housing and rental affordability crisis, the sector contributing significantly to Victoria’s tax revenue and being the subject of growing regulatory scrutiny, Kelly will be instrumental in advancing the REIV’s strategic objectives.

“As a business leader, Kelly offers the REIV a high level of rigour and high performance and her appointment will help the Institute position itself for growth and transformation in the period ahead. 

“I look forward to joining Kelly as, together with our staff, we build the REIV into a modern peak body that’s committed to serving the interests of members.

“The Board thanks Megan Mander for fulfilling the role of interim CEO, and wishes Megan the best for her future endeavours.”

Ms Ryan said she was proud to lead the REIV at a critical time for the organisation and real estate industry.

“I’m proud to join the REIV, a well-respected leader in our state’s property sector and one with significant responsibility as an education and service provider to real estate professionals,” she said.

“It’s clear an exciting evolution is underway to position the REIV into a contemporary peak body that better meets member needs, and I’m thrilled to lead this phase of change and growth.”

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Kylie Dulhunty

Kylie Dulhunty is the Editor at Elite Agent.