The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has announced that it has completed the appointment of the new board which will provide future governance for the industry member organisation. Key to these appointments are two independent directors – Dr Richard Janes and Rosanne Meo, who will take on the role of Chairman.
Additionally the 9 person board will comprise two industry representatives with extensive management experience, these being Bryan Thomson (Head of Australasian operation for Harcourts) and David Rankin (Chair of the Real Estate Network in Christchurch. The 5 other directors are all regionally elected representatives Jean Smith, Auckland; Philip Searle, Gisborne; Euon Murrell, Wellington; Paul Hedwig, Nelson; Liz Nidd, Dunedin.
The appointment of these directors completes the final stage of transition of the organisation from being a mandatory legislated body under the former 1976 Real Estate Agents Act to a new independent member representative organisation freed from the legislative requirements with the passing of the 2008 Real Estate Agents Act.
The governance model of REINZ formerly operated through a Council will elected representatives and a National President elected biannually from within the Council. This new structure which operates under a new constitution. With this new board comprising as it does independent directors and industry experts, it will certainly be keen to present the organisation to the industry as a valuable resource to help promote and advocate for the benefit of the industry and its members.
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