Fergusson joins RICS Scotland board
SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors managing par t ner I an Fergusson has been elected to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland board as a non-executive member – the first time a partner from the firm has been on the board.
Fergusson’s role is to contribute to the development of RICS’s corporate strategy, and he will seek to “encourage innovation, ambition and ideas from and among the local membership” that will in turn help to advance the business-plan objectives of the institution.
Fergusson said: “I am delighted to be elected to the RICS Scotland board and particularly look forward to progressing promotion of the home report as an innovative product that is helping to rejuvenate Scotland’s residential property market.
“Home reports make the process of buying a home more transparent by removing much of the uncertainty over the condition of the property and what price to bid and accept. By so doing, they are encouraging a much-needed flow of transactions in the current housing market.”
Fergusson is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has worked in the property industry for 30 years.
He i s also a member of the Assigned Risks Panel, which helps firms experiencing professional indemnity insurance issues.