Goodacre takes up his post alongside Max Croft as senior vice-president

Peter Goodacre has been elected as the new president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Peter Goodacre

Goodacre, a former principal of the College of Estate Management, was inaugurated at the RICS AGM this Monday.

The new president initially became involved in research committees at RICS before being elected to the QS divisional council.

In 1998 he was president of the QS division and has been a member of the RICS governing council since 1986.

Speaking at the inauguration Goodacre said: “I am honoured to take up the post and I hope to build on the achievements of David Tuffin and the executive team. The current economic climate is fairly uncomfortable; however, I strongly believe that property professionals are well placed to help deal with the bigger issues of the moment.

“The breadth and depth of skills, and knowledge that we have in our profession, means that we can play a significant part in society. In particular we are well placed to meet the twin challenges of population pressure and the effect that this has on infrastructure and the need for a sustainable built environment.”

Max Crofts, a senior partner at property consultant King Sturge, was elected alongside Goodacre as senior vice-president. Crofts will work closely with Goodacre before assuming the presidency himself next July