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Richard Simpson elected new REIV president

The board of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has elected respected real estate agent Richard Simpson as its president, through to October 2022.

Mr Simpson’s election follows Adam Docking’s resignation from the position in late April.

A partner of W. B. Simpson & Son, a North Melbourne-based residential, commercial and property business, Mr Simpson has served as a director of REIV since 2015.

He had previously been elected REIV president in 2017-2018 and has served two terms as senior vice president.

Mr Simpson was also chair of the REIV Commercial & Industrial Chapter Committee.

Other REIV leadership appointments made at this week’s board meeting include Mornington Peninsula agent Andrew Meehan as senior vice president and former president Leah Calnan as vice president.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr Simpson said he looked forward to continuing the hard work of past president Adam Docking as the REIV continued to build a strong and sustainable property sector in Victoria.

“We have a lot of work to do to effect sound public policy during a year that brings federal and state government elections,” he said.

“I look forward to working with REIV Chief Executive Officer Quentin Kilian and his team, as well as liaising closely with our national entity the REIA, as, together, we seek to serve the best interests of our members and promote fairness and transparency for all participants in the sector.”

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