Jeremy Hackett, the rebel member of the RICS’ governing committee, has died suddenly.

Hackett, 66, was taken ill and died while on holiday in Krakow, Poland, on Monday 7 April.

Jeremy Hackett

Hackett, who was a QS at Schofield Lothian, gained notoriety in the RICS for his criticisms of the body’s treatment of its members, particularly over its fee increases.

Michael Byng, chairman of the RICS’ QS and construction faculty, said: “Jeremy was a spirited individual, and although he may not have been to everyone’s taste, he was the conscience of us all. He read the rules and asked the questions that others perhaps would not. He will be much missed.”