A Warwickshire property expert has been appointed as global residential director of RICS.
Peter Bolton King will now work at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors office at Parliament Square, London, with the aim of driving up industry standards worldwide.
Mr Bolton King is one of three generations of his family working in property and follows in the footsteps of his father and father-in-law, by training and qualifying as a chartered surveyor at Warwickshire firm Locke and England, where he became the youngest ever salaried partner in 1983.
He replaces RICS out-going group director David Dalby who will be retiring in July.
Mr Bolton King, who has been a RICS member since 1979, joins the institution from the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP), where he was group chief executive for almost nine years and oversaw the federation’s sales, lettings, commercial, auctions and overseas agency membership groups.
“The last nine years with NFoPP have been very enjoyable, but I am now looking forward to bringing to the RICS the UK and global experience I have gained in order to help the institution meet its ongoing objectives and strategy,” he said.
Prior to joining NFOPP, Mr Bolton King spent five years at Bradford and Bingley as senior area director and was an area director at Black Horse Agencies from 1987-98.
He moved to Warwickshire from Hertfordshire when he was 18 and met his wife-to-be Laura in Leamington Spa, whom he married in 1978.
Mr Bolton King still lives in the town and has two children, with the eldest also working in the property sector, as a lettings manager in Oxford.