COVID-19 update on VRBQ Operations
To support the ongoing efforts to minimise the spread of COVID-19, the Valuers Registration Board
of Queensland has closed its physical office and staff are working from home.
We are still offering our normal support and services via email firstname.lastname@example.org and the
normal office phone line 07 3221 3892, so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist you in
The Board recognises the impact that COVID-19 is having on valuers and their families, and the high
levels of uncertainty in the market. For those that they may experiencing financial hardship and wish
to discuss their options regarding renewing their valuer registration, please contact Ian McEwan,
Secretary to the Board, to discuss.
On behalf of the Board and staff, please follow the government advice and stay safe.
COVID-19 Alert: Read this important notice on the Board's expectations with undertaking valuations in regards to COVID-19 and the restrictions and directions imposed by commonwealth and state governments.
Who are we and what do we do
Established in 1965 to regulate Queensland’s property valuation profession, the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland (the Board) is tasked with administering the Valuers Registration Act 1992 (the Act) and the Valuers Registration Regulation 2013.
The Act establishes the Board and provides for the registration and discipline of registered valuers in Queensland. Our ultimate responsibility and aim is to protect the public. This is achieved through our primary responsibilities to:
- register valuers who have attained recognised credentials, have sufficient practical experience, are of good fame and character, and have passed an examination approved by the Board
- register specialist retail valuers who have demonstrated their competence to make determinations under the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994
- keep and maintain the Register of Valuers of Queensland
- issue certificates of registration
- monitor and enforce compliance with the Act, and impose standards of practice for registered valuers, and
- ensure currency in the profession by mandating Continuing Professional Development.
The Board’s strategic direction is guided by the key functions and powers of the Act and the Regulation, our 2018–22 strategic objectives include:
- driving a robust regulatory framework
- investing in professional excellence
- communicating to foster industry best practise
- ensuring effective complaint and notification management, and
- enabling a high performing culture.
Read our strategic plan for further details.
Appointed by the Governor in Council, the Board consists of five members and three assistant members who are responsible for governing, directing and monitoring the Board’s business, affairs and operations.
Membership composition of the Board includes:
- one nominee, which is a valuer, of the Valuer-General
- two registered valuers, one of whom is appointed from names submitted by the Australian Property Institute (API)
- two nominees, from business, community or professional organisations.
Assistant members are appointed as nominees of registered valuers from the API and the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, or as representatives of business, community or professional organisations.
The Act provides for the appointment of a Secretary to the Board, with certain powers permissible for delegation under the Act. The Secretary is responsible for the Board’s day-to-day management and in implementing the Board’s strategic and operational objectives.
Neil Bray FAPI FRICS
Chairperson, Registered Valuer
Neil Bray was appointed as Chairperson to the Board in 2015, after having served as a Member from 2013, and has been a registered valuer since 1984. Neil is Queensland’s Valuer-General and heads the State Valuation Service within the Department. He was South Australia’s Valuer-General for over ten years, and has over 35 years’ experience in private and public sector valuation, with diverse experiences in public sector land administration and asset valuation. Neil is also a past State President of the Australian Property Institute (API) and has been the Australasian Valuer-General’s representative on the API’s Australian Valuation Standard Committee since 2000.
Dr Andrea Blake AAPI
Board Member, Registered Valuer
Dr Andrea Blake was appointed a member of the Valuers Registration Board in 2019, and has over 15 years’ experience in property education at the Queensland University of Technology. During this time Andrea has held course leadership positions and has extensive experience in teaching property valuation and property law to property and built environment students. Andrea has published papers and spoken at international academic conferences on valuation practice and liability, retirement villages and property rights. Andrea holds a PhD in carbon sequestration and valuation practice.
Andrea also has extensive experience in the property industry in the government and private sectors, and government policy and law. Andrea was registered as a valuer in Queensland in 1994 and currently acts as an Independent Chair for site value objections over $5million.
Lisa Murdoch AAPI
Board Member, Registered Valuer and Registered Specialist Retail Valuer
Lisa Murdoch was appointed a Member of the Board in 2016, and has over 20 years’ experience in property valuation. Lisa is the Director of Valuation and Advisory at JLL, Gold Coast and joined the JLL team in 2014. Lisa regularly undertakes determinations of retail premises, from small shops to supermarkets. Lisa’s personal valuation focus is in the investment property markets including retail, commercial and industrial and specialist properties including marinas and manufactured home parks.
Gail Tarditi LLB GradDipLP
Gail Tarditi was appointed as a Member of the Board in 2011. She is a property lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in all areas of property law including providing advice on significant government infrastructure projects, property transactions, structuring, titling, greenfield and brownfield developments, telecommunications leasing, rural acquisitions and securing land access rights for major infrastructure projects. Gail is a former partner of Minter Ellison lawyers and currently works as a consultant for a boutique national law firm.
Frances Rex AAPI
Board Member, Registered Valuer
Frances Rex has been Senior Manager, Property Risk at ANZ since 2010, overseeing ANZ’s valuation and other property consultancy panels, and providing internal valuation advice and risk assessments for all property classes in QLD & WA. Her role includes liaising with clients, Relationship managers and credit, and overseeing risk management on large construction projects throughout QLD.
Frances has been a registered valuer and member of Australian Property Institute since 1990, and prior to joining ANZ was working in valuation across a number of sectors including, residential development commercial, retail, statutory and litigation, in both QLD and NSW.
Frances is a QLD State Committee member for the Australian Property Institute, and a Member of Property Council Aust QLD Division Council.
Aleisha Brookes AAPI BAppSc(PropEcon)
Assistant Board Member, Registered Valuer
Aleisha Brookes was appointed as Assistant Member to the Board in 2016. She has over 17 years valuation experience, and is currently a Risk Manager with JLL. She has extensive experience in residential valuations including valuations of prestige properties, residential and rural residential properties, units, townhouses and development sites. Aleisha also holds several committee roles with the API.
Dr Lucy Cradduck LLB, LLM(TechLaw), SJD, MQLS
Assistant Board Member
Lucy Cradduck was appointed as Assistant Member to the Board in 2019. She holds a current practising certificate as a solicitor and has worked as a commercial/property lawyer in private law firms and as well as holding various legal roles within government.
Lucy is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at QUT, where she is the Chair of the Faculty’s Academic Misconduct Committee; and previously was a law lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast where she was the inaugural Student Ombudsman. She has lectured to law, property economics and other non-law graduate and post-graduate students on ethics, IP and property related laws. Her research interests include property and technology related issues, as well as the impact of these in practice and for valuers.
Allen Crawford FRICS FAPI
Assistant Board Member, Registered Valuer and Registered Specialist Retail Valuer
Allen Crawford was appointed as Assistant Member to the Board in 2009, and has been a registered valuer since 1981. He is currently Managing Director of Chesterton Corporate Property Advisors and is a Director of Chesterton International. Allen’s valuation experience spans across all forms of valuation from small standalone properties to high rise office buildings, retail from single shops to regional shopping centres, industrial property, residential, subdivisions, and a broad range of specialist property. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer, previously lectured at both the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland, and is on the Industry Advisory Committee for Bond University. He is a former Divisional Councillor of the API and chaired the Queensland Professional Board. He is currently Vice Chair of the Standard Setting Committee for the International Property Measurement Standards and is on the Australian Property Standards Committee of the API.
Secretary to the Board
Ian started his career in the banking industry, working across the retail, business and investment sectors over 12 years. He then shifted into the not-for-profit sector for 20 years working for a major professional association in several General Manager roles. In this time Ian worked closely with regulators to review and update registration legislation for that sector. Ian holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia.
Our annual reports are available to download in PDF format from the previous three years. Older reports are available via the Queensland Parliament website.
2018-19 Annual Report
2017-18 Annual Report
2016-17 Annual Report
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Unless there is good reason for non-disclosure, the Right to Information Act 2009 gives you the right to access information held by the Board, and the Information Privacy Act 2009 enables you to access your personal information.
For further information about RTI, including the fees and charges attributable, visit the Queensland Government Right to Information website. Further detail on Information Privacy can be accessed via the Office of the Information Commissioner Queensland website.