New Chair for RICS Matrics in Devon & Cornwall

New Chair for RICS Matrics in Devon & Cornwall

Emily Hayden, Senior Project Manager and Building Surveyor at Ward Williams Associates (WWA) has been announced as the new Chair of the RICS Matrics Devon and Cornwall Branch.

Emily who is based in the WWA Plymouth and Truro offices has progressed rapidly since she joined the business two years ago. She has developed her skills across the disciplines and sectors, gaining her Chartership in 2016. More recently she has been working with blue-chip retail clients and on high-profile projects across the UK.

RICS Matrics was set up for surveyors at the start of their career journey. It provides networking opportunities for individuals to develop professional contacts and is a forum for APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) support and wider industry engagement.

Emily has been on the RICS Matrics committee for 3 years and has been involved in organising events such as; a tour of the restoration works at Castle Drogo, APC support workshops and the Annual Ball.

Over her 12-month tenure she will be engaging with the next generation of surveyors and local schools and colleges to inspire young people to get involved in property and construction professions. She will work with the committee to provide local networking and APC events for newly qualified surveyors.

Emily said:

”I am very proud to have been appointed as Chair of our local Matrics committee. Since starting as a Graduate Surveyor in 2014, I have worked hard to develop my career and achieve my Chartered status. I am committed to helping other surveyors pass their APC and receive the global recognition of being a Chartered surveyor.

“The construction industry offers a such huge variety of career choices for young people. With recent figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) showing that 73% of surveyors are over 40, it is vital that we engage with the next generation to develop future talent.”

“RICS Matrics also provides a fantastic networking platform for new surveyors to meet fellow professionals from large multi-disciplinary firms to small practices. We also run inter-discipline events to provide opportunities that help individuals grow their local networks.”

Kate Mills, Partner, said:

“As one of the largest Construction Consultancies in the South West and with a significant presence in Devon and Cornwall, we recognise the importance of contributing to professional organisations such as RICS Matrics.

“It helps both the individual involved and the company in, building professional links, promoting diversity, and enhancing personal development opportunities”.

“We are incredibly proud of everything Emily has achieved since she has been with us and we look forward to seeing her progress in the future”.


Read Emily’s Career Story here.

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