Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, has been appointed as the non-executive member of the newly formed RICS Dispute Resolution Appointments Board in Scotland.
The objective of the Board is to ensure there is independent oversight of all operational activities of the RICS Dispute Resolution Appointments Service in Scotland (DRS Scotland), including the Chairman’s panels of dispute resolvers.
The other members of the Board are:
- Ian McKee, FRICS (Chairman RICS Scotland, 2015-16)
- Archie Rintoul, FRICS (Senior Vice Chair RICS Scotland, 2015-16)
- Peter Haggarty, FRICS (Vice Chair RICS Scotland, 2015-16)
- Drew Oswald, FRICS
The Board will meet at least three times per annum and will convene its first meeting in September 2015. Annual performance of the appointments service and any policy developments will be reported by the board to the other DR world regions.
Sarah Speirs, Director of RICS in Scotland, said:
“The establishment of the Board follows the Allan Review, commissioned by Past Chairman of RICS in Scotland, Tom Barclay, which was a comprehensive review of all aspects of the DRS Scotland. It reported to RICS in Scotland Board in June 2014. The final principle-based Allan Review included a number of recommendations for strengthening and improving DRS Scotland, which the RICS in Scotland Board subsequently ratified for implementation. One of these recommendations was to establish an independent Dispute Resolution Appointments Board to oversee all operational activities of the DRS Scotland, bringing Scotland in line with other DRS world regions. RICS would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Andrew and all board members on their appointment.”
Andrew Mackenzie said:
“I am delighted to be appointed to as the non-executive member of the RICS Dispute Resolution Appointments Board in Scotland, and look forward to working with my fellow board members on this new independent board.”