AIQS Announces Board of Directors

The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Brady FAIQS, CQS, to the position of President and Board Chair, effective November 2023.

"We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to this position," says AIQS CEO, Grant Warner.

"Andrew is the youngest AIQS President and is known for his passionate attitude toward re-igniting the value and reputation of quantity surveying professionals within the built environment, and we look forward to continuing our work throughout 2024 and 2025 under his leadership."

Having served two terms as Vice President, Andrew plans to continue steering AIQS towards their current focuses of improving diversity, equity and inclusion within the profession, developing industry standards and increasing the recognition of the Certified Quantity Surveyor designation within the building, infrastructure, utilities and resource sectors.

Says Andrew: "A quantity surveying professional's office can be the tallest building in a city, underground in tunnels, within the inner workings of sporting stadiums, or in the court room. The profession's versatility offers incredible careers to a diverse range of individuals who can become the catalyst for construction projects to succeed. With over 10,000 professionals working in cost-related roles across Australia*, there is extraordinary opportunity for AIQS to facilitate networking, education, collaboration and connection within the profession."

Andrew and the Board will also be joined by two new Directors, Ajantha Premarathna FAIQS, CQS and Joe Wong FAIQS, CQS.

Long-standing Board Member, Fiona Dohery FAIQS, CQS, meanwhile, has been elected as a Vice President.

"I am excited to have been nominated for this leadership role," says Fiona. "An area of particular focus for me will be in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion portfolio to support our strategic goal of 'Leading a profession that is diverse and inclusive'. This will include improving the gender balance across the profession and promoting quantity surveying as an exciting and fulfilling career choice for all future generations."

Over the past two years, under the leadership of outgoing President, Stephen Warne FAIQS, CQS, AIQS undertook a major review of its membership structures to facilitate pathways for all professionals with a role in cost management in the built environment. In addition, AIQS took the reins of complex industry challenges and showcased that the competence and experience of its members are the solution.

"The building, infrastructure, utilities and resources sectors globally juggled volatile material and labour costs, supply chain issues, new and revised regulations, and the fast-moving adoption of embodied carbon reduction," Stephen reflected in the 2022-23 AIQS Annual Report.

"Each of our Directors have a true passion for creating positive change within our profession, and together with our AIQS team look forward to further connecting with the industry in 2024," adds Mr Brady.

*(ABS Census 2021).