Richard Simpson elected new REIV President

Date: 3 May 22


The Board of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has elected respected real estate agent Richard Simpson as its President, through to October 2022.

Mr Simpson’s election follows Adam Docking’s resignation as President in late-April.

A partner of W. B. Simpson & Son, a North Melbourne-based residential, commercial and property business, Mr Simpson has served as a director of REIV since 2015. He has previously been elected REIV President (2017/18) and has served two terms as Senior Vice President. Mr Simpson was also Chair of the REIV Commercial & Industrial Chapter Committee.

Other REIV leadership appointments made at this week’s board meeting include Mornington Peninsula agent Andrew Meehan as Senior Vice President and former president Leah Calnan as Vice President.

Speaking about his appointment this week, Mr Simpson said:

“I’m committed to continuing the hard work of past President Adam Docking as our organisation continues to build a strong and sustainable property sector in Victoria.

“We have a lot of work to do to effect sound public policy during a year that brings Federal and State Government elections.

“I look forward to working with REIV CEO Quentin Kilian and his team, as well as liaising closely with our national entity the REIA, as, together, we seek to serve the best interests of our members and promote fairness and transparency for all participants in the sector.”

About Richard Simpson

Richard Simpson is a partner in W. B. Simpson & Son, a family real estate business situated in North Melbourne which is celebrating its 150th year of service in 2022. 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.

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