James Kavanagh MRICS C.Geog is a Chartered Surveyor & Chartered Geographer. James studied at DIT Dublin, Ireland and University of London. With over 30 years’ experience in the global land and property sectors, James has worked on some of the largest surveying projects in Europe before spending several years working on mapping, surveying, and informal land rights issues for the United Nations (UNRWA). James has broad experience of surveying and land management in many countries around the world. James is Director of Land & Resources within The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). James is chair of the International Land Standard (ILMS) Coalition, vice chair of FIG Comm 9 and is working on further research, insight, standards and output on issues of geospatial surveying and data capture, valuation within informal settlements, customary land issues, land acquisition and compensation and the process of land and property rights formalisation.