It has been an honour to be Revo president at this pivotal time for the organisation. These are really exciting and challenging times for retail property and place making – and we are an organisation at the heart of it, now with a name and brand more reflective of the industry we serve.
Our industry is facing probably some of the biggest challenges ever, and I don’t just mean Brexit; that is only part of the story. As well as unprecedented political challenges our industry is going through a major structural upheaval. The speed of change is extraordinary with technology advancing at a fast pace, which most of us not appreciating the likely extent of changing behaviours, practices and how this will affect the way we go about our business and personal lives.
But in spite of the geo political turmoil and market uncertainty Revo has continued to support our members through our influence, insight, benchmarks and networks. And I have thoroughly enjoyed being at the heart of Revo this year. I have attended some great events, study tours, awards ceremonies, conferences and have represented Revo at several industry events. This has really opened my eyes to the breadth of work Revo is involved in and the quality of our activities.
Particular highlights for me include:
And the one campaign that I have been most passionate about is to create a more inclusive industry, with a focus on access and diversity. And in this area we have made real progress. We have:
I am proud of the fact that we exist, to support our members through campaigns like this and I very much look forward to continuing to work with the Board during 2018 on its various activities and programmes as Past President.
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