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MediKids President Des O'Broin

Des has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor at a senior level in the industry and is also a Chartered Project Management surveyor.    He was a Director of Bruce Shaw for 20 years until their rebrand in September 2016 as Linesight and continues as a Director of Linesight. Des has worked as Director-in-Charge on a huge range of major landmark developments in Ireland including the National Conference Centre, the CCD, Vertium, LXV, Spencer Dock, Spencer Place, Montevetro, Central Park and The Guinness Storehouse.  Des has also worked on a range of projects across the U.K. over the years and a number of locations across the Caribbean in recent years including Curacao, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Haiti.

Des was responsible for the construction cost control for the CCD National Conference Centre in Dublin which was delivered under a PPP.  He is also the Director-in-Charge of the ESB redevelopment of their Fitzwilliam Street HQ,  Project Fitzwilliam.

Des became a member of the RICS in 1986 and Medikids in 1993. He has been involved as an active member in the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland from the outset. He has played an active role as an APC Assessor since 1996 and held the position of QS APC Chair for 10 years until his appointment as the Chair of the Education Standing Committee in April 2014 until taking up his position as Vice-President. 


In relation to the governance of the profession on an ongoing basis, the supreme body is the Council, of which the President acts as Chairman. The function of the Council is to make decisions on matters of policy, which are then implemented by various subsidiary committees and boards.

Representation on Council is from two sources, by direct election and by ex-officio representation, for example Honorary Officers and representatives from the various divisions.

President and Treasurer


Des O'Broin

Senior Vice President

Johanna Gill

Second Vice President

Micheál Mahon

Immediate Past President

Colin Bray

Honorary Treasurer

Alan Hardy

Professional Group Chairs

Building Surveying

Noel Larkin

Commercial Agency

Stephen McCarthy

Geomatic Surveying

Niamh O'Reilly

Mineral Surveying

John Shiels

Planning & Development

Samuel Buck

Quantity Surveying

Kevin James

Property & Facilities Management

Finbar McDonnell

Residential Agency

Ed Dempsey

Rural Surveying

Jeremiah McGrath


Yvonne Kiernan

Project Management Surveying

Michael Hogan

Elected Members

Commercial Agency Surveying

Brian Meldon

Property & Facilities Management Group

Jerome O'Connor

Building Surveying

Andrew Ramsey

Residential Agency

Ed Carey

Regional Chairs

Southern Region

T. J. Cronin

Western Region

Fergal Bradley

North Eastern Region

Andrew O'Gorman

South Eastern Region

Gillian Tyrrell

Standing Committee Chairs


Alan Hardy


Peter Stapleton


Kevin Hollingsworth

Dispute Resolution 

Gerry O'Sullivan

Regulation (SCOR)

Shane McCarthy

Young Members

Young Members Committee Chair

Ciaran Gorham


RICS Ireland Board Chairman

Des Byrne

RICS International Governing Council

Isobel O'Regan