Property Professionals Advisory Group


As REINSW continues to push forward in the quest for professional recognition of our industry, a new group has been formed to examine the underpinning framework we need to put in place to achieve our goal.

While a great deal of work has been carried out in the background over the last few years to ready our industry for the journey toward professionalism, the creation of the Property Professionals Advisory Group signals the official start of our quest.

Meeting for the first time in late March 2017, members of the group are united and single-minded in their commitment to gaining professional recognition for our industry, and understand the urgent need to expedite the project.

The group has been tasked with examining and considering the critical elements necessary to qualify as a profession. The 5 Es – ethics, education, experience, examination and entity – as set down by the Professional Standards Authority will form the basis of the group’s terms of reference. Some initial smaller committees have been formed from the group to consider some of the Es – ethics, education and examination. A further committee will look at the financial ramifications of professional recognition. The findings of each committee will be submitted for broader industry input and feedback before forming part of the framework for an application to the Professional Standards Authority.


Ethics Committee 

To determine the values and behaviours that should apply, from both a consumer’s point of view and from a fellow professional’s point of view.

Brad Caldwell-Eyles

Managing Director at 1st City Real Estate Group

Chris Mourd

Head of Franchise at McGrath Estate Agents

Shannan Whitney

Director at BresicWhitney


Education Committee 

To examine the education reform package and determine what further levels of training should be required for an agent to gain professional status.

Douglas Driscoll

CEO at Starr Partners

Ewan Morton

Managing Director at Morton

Danielle Andrews

REINSW Education & Training Manager


Examination Committee 

To consider the mechanisms needed to measure professional accountability and how best to implement those mechanisms.

John Cunningham

REINSW President

Leanne Pilkington

Managing Director at Laing+Simmons 

Tim McKibbin



Finance Committee 

To consider the financial ramifications of a new professional regime, including the roll-out of branding, marketing, PR, consumer education and more.

Brett Hunter

General Manager at Raine & Horne Terrigal – Avoca Beach 

Peter Matthews

CEO at Province Agents 

Kylie Walsh

General Manager at Di Jones Real Estate