The Society has appointed a new President, Dominic Reilly, at the AGM on Friday 8th July. The AGM was followed by a talk entitled: ‘Leadership Lessons from the South Pole,’ given by David Henry of Savills. An excellent dinner at Pembroke College topped off what was a fantastic day.
Dominic graduated from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University with a degree in Land Economy in 1978.
He trained and qualified as a chartered surveyor with Weatherall Green & Smith and subsequently worked as an investment agent with King & Company. He was awarded the JLW Travelling Scholarship in 1985/86 following which he worked with JLW Financial Services as a financial intermediary. Dominic jointly founded Kingfisher Property Finance in 1988, an intermediary advising clients on all aspects of finance for UK commercial property, which he successfully ran until 2007. He re-joined King Sturge the same year, and stayed on as a director after the merger with JLL in 2011, leaving in 2014. Dominic currently holds two non-executive positions: with Howard Property Group in Cambridge, and with the Ashtenne Industrial Fund. He is also a consultant with Marick Capital.
Dominic is a course leader on the IPF Advanced Education Programme and a volunteer in the UrbanPlan UK pilot visiting schools.