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Surveyors Institute elects new president

The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) has elected a new president, succeeding former president Anthony Mills.

The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) has elected a new president, succeeding former president Anthony Mills.

Mark Chappe, who was previously Senior Vice President of AIQS, was selected for the role and will lead the institute.

He has worked in the property and construction industry since 1978 and is based in Canberra. Before joining Rider Levett Bucknall in Australia in 1998, Chappe was a Senior Partner of a quantity surveying practice in Durban, South Africa.

In 2004, he became National Director for Rider Levett Bucknall and is currently the Managing Director of the Canberra office.

Chappe has been a Councillor on the ACT Chapter of AIQS since 2002 and was elected to the Board of Directors ins 2011 as a representative of the ACT Chapter. While serving on the board, he has helped chair the current Standards Committee and was elected as an Australian Trustee of the International Construction Measurement Standards coalition.

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One of Chappe’s specialist skills is costing major sporting events, such as the Olympic and Commonwealth games, in particular costing the overlay components and assisting cities win their bid to host and event.

In 2013, he won the Property Council of Australia’s Allan Wylucki ACT Property Professional of the Year award.

“I am extremely honoured, proud and humbled to be elected as the President of this significant and prestigious Institute of built environment cost professionals, acknowledging the responsibility that the Institute has to its members and their clients, and at the same time I am very excited at taking on the challenges that lie ahead of us,” Chappe said.

“I thank Professor Anthony Mills for his contribution as President, admirably leading the Institute over the past two years, which together with our dynamic Board, has strengthen an already strong platform created by past Presidents and the enthusiastic team at the Institute’s head office.”

Stephen Warne was elected Senior Vice President and Andrew Brady was elected Junior Vice President. Mills will remain on the Board as Treasurer.

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