RICS appoints Mike Driver as Chair of Audit Committee

RICS has appointed because the Chair of its Audit Committee, Mike Driver, President of the Chartered Institute of Open public Financial and Accountancy (CIPFA) and a previous senior Whitehall established with an increase of than four years in public service. Mr Driver shall undertake the role with instant effect and function for a short three-year term. During his 42-yr Civil Service profession, he held several Financing Director functions and was interim Long lasting Secretary at the Ministry of Justice.

Lately, he has been the Senior Accountable Officer, Borders Program & Managed Quarantine in the Department of Interpersonal and Health Care. In September 2021 and is currently establishing a portfolio profession he still left the Civil Service, alongside his role because the elected president of the CIPFA. He’s got been a known person in the CIPFA Council since 2013.

In his function as Chair of the RICS Audit Committee, Mr Driver will independently operate, reporting to Governing Council. The Audit Committee will be made up of two RICS people, Peter Lewis MRICS and Tom Barclay FRICS, and an unbiased member, Brigid Sutcliffe. Between the committee’s responsibilities are supervising the performance and integrity of RICS’ financial reporting, internal risk and manage management systems, reviewing anti-fraud actions and recommending the appointment of the exterior auditor.

Nick Maclean, interim Chair of RICS Governing Council, mentioned:

“I’m delighted Mike has decided to sign up for us as Chair of our Audit Committee. He’s got a wealth of encounter in senior functions during his distinguished and lengthy Whitehall career, combined with his part as President of 1 of the UK’s top membership organisations. He had been an ideal choice to dominate one of our most significant committees and we have been fortunate he is getting his considerable encounter to RICS”.

Mike Driver said:

“I’m delighted in order to join RICS because the Chair of the Audit Committee. RICS is really a globally recognised expert body and I anticipate providing the solid independent oversight and constructive problem that it requires and, specifically, to business lead and modernise the audit committee.”