Richard Simpson

Richard Simpson

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“My role is to be the spokesperson for the industry in Victoria, and I’ll continue that role, but also continue to work with government to make the property industry and profession easier to work in for all parties,” Mr Simpson told Australian Property Investor Magazine.

The fifth-generation estate agent and partner of family business W. B. Simpson and Sons started his professional life studying to be a chartered accountant, completing a Bachelor of Business (Property) at RMIT, specialising in the Valuation Stream to complement a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University in 1988.

He then spent 10 years as a chartered accountant with KPMG as a senior manager specialising in property, banking and finance.

He’s not new to REIV, having served since 2015 as a director and previously as the Commercial and Industrial Chapter Committee Chair, as well as the presidency in 2017-2018. His current presidency ends in October 2022.