Scott Chapman joins API Board of Directors

The Australian Property Institute (API), the leading organisation for property professionals in Australia, has chosen its new board of directors, appointing Opteon’s Managing Director A.NZ, Scott Chapman, to one of the four director roles.

Scott’s experience in the property industry spans 21 years. Initially commencing his career in sales and commercial property management, Scott has been a passionate member of the valuation industry for over 14 years.

An associate member of the API for many years, Scott transitioned to Opteon in mid-2009. He has worked in various senior leadership roles within the business and is presently the Managing Director for Opteon Australia and New Zealand.

Scott has previously served the API as a member of various committees, including the API Admission Sub-Committee and API’s Victorian State Committee, during which the Institute has undergone a significant period of change.

Recognising the importance of active participation in the industry, Scott says,

‘I’m passionate about property and people. I am looking forward to leveraging my career experience to add value to API’s various stakeholders and helping to build and develop our industry even further.’

Scott acknowledges the existing and newly-appointed directors, saying,

‘I would like to congratulate each of the new directors and give my thanks to the outgoing Board members for their service to the API and the industry at large.’

Scott leads the strategic direction of Opteon’s Australian and New Zealand businesses. A member of Opteon’s inaugural Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Council, Scott strongly believes in an inclusive workplace and celebrating diversity, empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential.

Australian Property Institute (API) Board election underway

The Australian Property Institute is the leading industry body for property professionals in Australia.

The API sets and maintains standards of professional practice, education, ethics and professional conduct for their member base which comprises representatives from all sectors of the property profession, including private practice and the public sector.

From Monday 11 May until Wednesday 20 May 2020, voting is open for the API’s Board of Directors.

There are four vacant positions on the Board, with Opteon’s CEO, Chris Knight, one of the eleven candidates nominated.

An incumbent board member, Chris has again nominated himself, commenting that he remains committed to building the voice, reach and relevance of the API.

“The API has evolved significantly in the last few years, and I would like to see the organisation become even more proactive and influential in the future.

There are great opportunities ahead for the property profession. I feel very strongly that I can make an important contribution to the wider property business community as a member of the Board.”

As CEO of Opteon, Chris has led the business’s strategic vision for diversification as well as organic and international development, resulting in significant growth over the past few years.

Opteon encourages all API members to vote in the election – it is the best way we can we each have our say on the future of the API, and the industry.

API members will receive a dedicated voting link via email. More information about the election can be found here.

Voting closes at 23:59 AEST on Wednesday 20 May 2020.