The RICS has appointed Eve Salomon, who also holds roles such as commissioner of the Press Complaints Commission, as chairman of the RICS Regulatory Board.

The Regulatory Board’s primary role is to set the framework and strategy for RICS’ professional regulatory function. It was created following the review of RICS regulation by Sir Bryan Carsberg in April 2005.

Salomon also holds roles as a commissioner of the Gambling Comission, a member of the BIS European Strategy Business Advisory Group, and is chair of the Internet Watch Foundation.

In business, Salomon heads up an independent media consultancy, providing expert advice to the Council of Europe on broadcasting law. She has also advised governments across the globe on the legal and regulatory frameworks for press and broadcasting.

Salomon replaces Teresa Graham CBE who has returned to her consultancy business advising small businesses and the government.

Salomon said: ‘The implementation of Sir Bryan Carsberg’s recommendations has shown real foresight and understanding of the needs of both the consumer and the profession and I look forward to developing the excellent work which has been done so far.

‘Arms length self-regulation, the application of a limited tolerance approach to compliance and a risk-based approach to monitoring and enforcement are exactly the principles needed in the profession.’