Quentin Kilian resigns from REIV; Megan Mander appointed Interim CEO

Date: 22 Dec 23


Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) CEO Quentin Kilian has tendered his resignation from the organisation, following almost two years in the lead advocacy role.

In accepting Mr Kilian’s resignation, the REIV Board resolved to appoint current Senior Vice President, Megan Mander, as Interim CEO. Ms Mander, a commercial real estate consultant, will relinquish her REIV directorship to focus on leading the organisation pending a permanent appointment. Sam Hatzistamatis has assumed Ms Mander’s Senior Vice President position and Darren Pearce is the REIV’s new Vice President.

President of the REIV, Mr Jacob Caine, thanked Mr Kilian for his leadership of the organisation over the past two years.

“Quentin started as CEO having relocated from the Northern Territory and he made a strong impression with REIV employees and our membership,” Mr Caine said.

“Over the past two years, he has engaged a range of important stakeholders across the property sector, government and media, always advocating for the best interests of Victorian property market participants. We wish Quentin every success in his future endeavours.

“Megan is a respected real estate professional with more than 20 years’ experience, and she will bring her strong knowledge of the sector and relationships across it to lead the organisation while we embark on a search process for a permanent CEO.”

Mr Kilian said he had achieved what he set out to do and he felt now was the right time to depart the REIV.

“While there is much to do in advancing the cause of our members and the Victorian property industry more broadly, I’m confident the platform we have set these past two years will ensure the sector’s voice continues to be heard and is influential in the setting of appropriate and effective public policy in Victoria,” Mr Kilian said.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to have led REIV and thank the Board for its fellowship, the REIV team for its dedication and skill, and the REIV membership for its passion for this ever so important sector.”

The REIV Board’s Nominations Committee will initiate a search for a permanent CEO from early January.

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