Board & CEO

Board of Directors

Richard Simpson


Richard Simpson is a partner in W. B. Simpson & Son, a family real 7904-125n4.jpgestate business situated in North Melbourne with over 140 years of history. As a Principal in a business that sells and leases both residential & commercial property, Richard has developed an excellent understanding of the major issues facing the real estate industry today.

Richard provides extensive input into the REIV and has previously served as Chair of the REIV Commercial & Industrial Chapter Committee.

Prior to joining the family business, Richard was a Chartered Accountant with a major firm where he worked in the banking and finance and property development sectors.

Richard was elected to the Board of the REIV in 2015 and has previously served as Vice President, Senior Vice President and as President in 2017/18 before being reelected in 2022.


Andrew Meehan

Senior Vice President 

Andrew Meehan is the Director, CEO and co-founder of the Nicholas Lynch Real Estate Group. He is also a licensed real estate agent, a qualified surveyor, an MBA holder and a member of the FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation.

Under Andrew’s leadership, his business was awarded the REIV Medium Residential Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 as well as the REIV Property Management Team of the Year 2019.

Andrew has been actively involved with the REIV for several years, serving on several REIV committees, chapters, and divisions. Andrew brings with him strategic expertise and strong industry knowledge of the issues affecting agents and agencies.

Leah Calnan

Vice President


Leah Calnan served as REIV President for two terms 2019/20 and 2020/21. Leah has a long history of involvement with the REIV including as Chair of the Property Management Chapter Committee, as a training facilitator in Property Management and the industry representative on the Andrews Government Taskforce for Family Violence. Leah was elected to the REIV Board of Directors in 2014. 

Leah’s experience encompasses more than 28 years in the property industry, commencing as an Assistant Property Manager. Leah is currently proprietor and Director of Metro Property Management.

Jacob Caine


Jacob Caine is a licensed real estate agent, holding an honours degree in music, an MBA and studying for a Master of International Relations with Harvard University. Appointed as CEO of Caine Real Estate from 2012, Jacob has gained hands on experience of all roles in the family agency over the previous 6 years. He was also appointed by the REIV Board as a Nominated Director on the Board of Ltd from 2017 to 2020 . 

Jacob has been an active Member of the REIV as a member of the former Young Agents Chapter Committee, Members’ Council Delegate and Chair of the former REIV Melbourne Central Division Committee.  Jacob is keen for membership growth from new agents and emerging agencies, creating an inclusive culture and continuing the journey to deliver a reinvigorated , modern and vital Institute.


Michael Clements


Michael Clements is a Melbourne based commercial lawyer and comes to the Board with a strong background in corporate and commercial advisory.
As a Director of Harris Carlson Lawyers, Michael practices across a broad range of legal disciplines, including a longstanding reputation in residential and commercial property transactions.
Michael’s daily interactions with key property sector stakeholders (including many REIV members) sees him well placed to contribute as an Additional Director on the REIV Board.

Noel Dyett


Noel Dyett has been actively involved in the real estate industry for more than three decades. A licensed estate agent, former certified practicing accountant and valuer, during his career Noel has sold, leased and managed residential, commercial and industrial property. 

He has a long history of involvement with the REIV, holding a number of senior Board positions including President and Senior Vice President, as well as REIA President in 2008 and 2009.

Noel has also served on a number of Institute committees including the Bendigo Division Committee.


Sophie Lyon


Sophie Lyon has been associated with the REIV Board for many years, having previously served as a Director and Vice President. An experienced agent, specialising in property management, Sophie is also a licensed estate agent.

Her involvement with the REIV dates back to 1994 - participating in a range of committees such as Members' Council, Ethics Committee and Past Chair of the Property Management Chapter, as well as being an REIV accredited trainer. 

She has previously worked with a number of large organisations in Melbourne, and is currently General Manager Property Management at Jellis Craig Boroondara, overseeing a division which manages more than 2,500 residential properties. 


Megan Mander


Megan Mander’s real estate experience covers Victoria and South Australia, over a period of more than 20 years. Her experience includes commercial property management, leasing and sales. In 2016 Megan opened her own real estate agency Urbane Commercial Pty Ltd  specialising in commercial property and facilities management.
In addition to being  a licensed real estate agent, Megan also holds a Diploma of Management, a Diploma in Operations and Facilities Management and has undertaken mediation training through Dispute Settlement Victoria.
Megan has been an active REIV Member for some years, including as a member of the Commercial and Industrial Chapter Committee and as a regular speaker and contributor to REIV and external events.



Renee Reynolds


Seven years after entering real estate,  Renee Reynolds established Release Property Management in Geelong. Renee has been an active REIV Member throughout her career having been both the Chair and Secretary of the former Geelong Division and the recipient of numerous REIV and Geelong business awards.
Prior to transitioning to a career in real estate, Renee had been an Australian and International ballroom dancing champion and ran her own ballroom dancing school.
Renee is a licensed real estate agent, studied accounting, is committed to continuing professional development and is a regular speaker at Property Management Conferences, Women in Business and REIV events.

Robyn Waters OAM


A formidable force in the Victorian real estate industry Robyn was awarded the OAM in 2020. Robyn was the first Australian woman to be appointed World President of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) in May 2014. She served as REIV President in 2018/19 and Senior Vice President for the prior year. Robyn also served on the REIV Board as a Director from 2001 to 2006 and was on the Estate Agents Council from 2015 to 2018.

Robyn is a licensed estate agent who operates as a sole trader providing real estate services to a select portfolio of clients. She is the FIABC’s Trustee to the International Ethical Standards Coalition and a fellow of the REIA and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Chief Executive Officer

013Quentin_Kilian01-10-13.jpgQuentin Kilian


Mr Kilian is the former CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Northern Territory (REINT), a position he held for 12 years, before joining the REIV.

Before REINT, Mr Kilian spent six years directing Asian relations and international trade for the Northern Territory Government (2003 to 2009).