REIQ announces new board directors at AGM

Felicity Moore

27/10/2017

The REIQ today announced a new Board of Directors following its Annual General Meeting at the Cannon Hill offices.

In accordance with the Institute’s Constitution and by-laws, two new Director positions were contested by a vote of the membership.

The two new Board Directors are John Newlands and Damien Keyes.

The full Board of Directors for the next term are:

  • Rob Honeycombe (re-appointed as Chair)
  • John Newlands (newly elected Director)
  • Damien Keyes (newly elected Regional Director)
  • Linda Bland (Regional Director)
  • Mark Brimble
  • Peter Brewer
  • Anita Brown (Non-member Director)
  • Julie Boyd (Non-member Director)
  • Eddie Chung (Non-member Director)

Outgoing Board Directors are Deborah Duffy and Jonathan Blocksidge. Ms Duffy has served on the Board of the REIQ for 10 years and been a vigorous advocate for members throughout regional Queensland. Mr Blocksidge has served on the Board for six years and brought many decades of real estate knowledge and experience to the table.

REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella thanked Ms Duffy and Mr Blocksidge for their guidance and support during their time on the REIQ Board.

“Deborah Duffy and Jonathan Blocksidge have given their time and energy to achieving the goals of this organisation, working tirelessly and diligently to provide outstanding advice and insights.

“Their contribution has been enormous and I thank them for their efforts.”

Incoming directors John Newlands and Damien Keyes have served the organisation as zone chairs for their respective regions, the Gold Coast and Townsville. Mr Newlands has been the Gold Coast zone chair for five years and Damien Keyes has been the Townsville zone chair for four years.  

“John Newlands and Damien Keyes are outstanding representatives of the best of our profession and I’m confident they’ll bring valuable insights and fresh ideas to their new roles. I congratulate them both on their successful campaigns.”

REIQ Chairman Rob Honeycombe, who was re-appointed as Chair in a vote of the Board at the first ordinary meeting today, congratulated the incoming directors.

“I look forward to working with John and Damien to further the goals of the REIQ and I know they will bring vision and enthusiasm to the role.” 

-ENDS- 

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