For Board of Directors - Region 2

BRIAN GAY

Manager, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
Timmins, Ontario, CanadaBrian Gay

A pathfinder in many senses, with over 20+ years of built environment experience developed through work across the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada, I use my international experiences, awareness, and connections to ensure that IAAO continues to be an international leader, incubator, and key stakeholder in increasing awareness and relevancy of the assessment/appraisal and tax professions.

As a board member and visible minority, I will continue to advocate across members and stakeholders for opportunities that increase the contribution of under-represented groups and ensure that IAAO stands ready to offer our expertise to help local and national organizations increase their professional capacity at home and abroad.

My leadership focus statement is “Diversity makes us stronger”, where diversity does not only refer to physical appearances and cultural or national identity, it also encompasses life experiences and choices; education; language and age.

Strength is not only about being the leader and about having the strongest representation – it is also about being willing to listen, collaborate and inspire others to raise their voice and their ability to lead.

This focus statement has been inspired through my leadership roles with the IAAO including being a founding member and past president of the IAAO BC chapter; equivalency taskforce member; conference volunteer; emerging leadership summit inaugural participant; U40 advocate and member; professional development committee member; IAAO representative and in-state instructor.

Education and professional certification
• Estate Management (BSc Hons) – Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
• Post graduate certificate in Project Management – Royal Roads University, BC Canada
• Alternative Dispute Resolution – Sitt Feld Group
• MRICS - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
• AACI P.App - Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC)
• IAAO CAE designation candidate
• Certified internal auditor (CIA) - Institute of Internal Auditors