The Australian Property Institute (API) has announced the appointment of a new national president.
Proceeding Phil Western, who held the position for two years, is Tony Gorman. Mr Gorman, who previously held a number of titles with API, including chairman of the continuing professional development committee (WA division), structural review committee and vice president of the WA division, said he was thrilled to be elected API national president and was looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead.
“My work both within the API and in my professional life has prepared me well and I’m keen to build on the legacy created by Phil Western, the API board, and the excellent work undertaken by API staff, led by CEO David Haythorn,” Mr Gorman said.
“I’m most excited about meeting with members and creating an open dialogue in regards to their needs, expectations and vision for the future.”
Mr Gorman noted recent innovations and enhancements to communications, the organisation’s IT platform and strategy, and the ongoing API structure and governance review as being among the most significant achievements under Phil Western’s presidency.
“Communications have been vastly improved under CIO Joel Leslie’s direction, bringing greatly enhanced communications between members, volunteers, staff and the media through the introduction of a strategic social media strategy, enhancements to the Australia and New Zealand Property Journal and the newly renamed monthly online magazine, Property Industry News,” he said.
“The implementation of the API’s new Limited Liability Insurance scheme under Mr Western’s direction has been a tremendous success, with many members now signed up and an influx of corporates following the implementation of API corporate membership category.”
API CEO David Haythorn welcomed Mr Gorman to his role as national president and said he was both enthusiastic and confident about the future of the Institute, which was widely recognised as Australia’s premier property organisation.