Anthony Walker FRICS has been appointed chief executive officer at Co-Fund portfolio company GoReport, taking the reign as it continues to expand its portfolio of digital surveying solutions for the commercial and residential property sectors.Anthony Walker has more than 30 years’ industry experience as a surveyor and project manager. He chairs the RICS Building Surveying Professional Board Group on which he also leads on PropTech, and he developed and led the PropTech offer at Trident Building Consultancy for over four years.
He has also held a number of senior positions within the public and private sector including 10 years with the Department for Education where he led the Property Data Survey Programme, the largest single building surveying programme in Europe covering more than 52 million square metres of internal area.
Anthony said: “PropTech is my passion and has been central in my professional life for over 20 years. Most recently I’ve witnessed first-hand how much simpler and effective GoReport makes intelligent data capturing for surveyors on site and the added value it brings for their clients. Their customer service is something that stands them out in this space. I’m really looking forward to being a part of the continued growth and development of this innovative company.”
David Bell, GoReport executive chairman, said: “Anthony is regarded by many as a thought leader on PropTech and through the work he has carried out with the RICS, he has influenced others on the benefits of embracing technology. He is widely respected by his peers for his knowledge and vision. We are delighted Anthony has agreed to join us at such an important time. The unique combination of Anthony’s knowledge, passion and experience will play a valuable role in building our success and propelling GoReport to the next level on our exciting growth journey.”
Belfast-based GoReport is best known for its software for surveyors, project managers and estates managers, capturing site data electronically to convert into vital property management information, reports and data analytics.
The new CEO has spoken many times about the benefits of PropTech and its positive impact on productivity. Anthony’s first speaking engagement for GoReport will be at the RICS Building Surveying Conference in Scotland on 15 November, on PropTech’s potential to positively disrupt building surveying.