3CPD operates with a board of directors drawn from the local surveying community, all of whom are RICS members and all giving their services voluntarily. With their knowledge of different surveying disciplines, each director takes responsibility for advising on topics for CPD in their professional area and, together, they aim to cover all disciplines within land, property and construction. A small team of administrators takes care of the planning, organising and managing of events.
Gaye Pottinger BSc (Est Man) FRICS
Gaye Pottinger is the chairman and a founding director of 3CPD, taking responsibility for planning, valuation and related matters. She worked as a Chartered Valuation Surveyor and deputy chief officer in local government before joining the College of Estate Management in 1994 as a Senior Research Officer.
Her research covers many aspects of property investment and management, including projects in recent years on leasehold reform and right to buy, residential valuation and investment, fair rents, access to historic environments, flood risk and property, sustainable house building, home information packs (HIPs) and professional ethics. She now works as an independent property researcher, in association with RETRI Group.
Keith Thompson FRICS
Keith Thompson is the company secretary of 3CPD. He is a partner of a general practice firm of surveyors in High Wycombe. Keith has been active within RICS since moving to the Thames Valley many years ago. He was secretary of the RICS Berks, Bucks and Oxon branch for 10 years prior to its dissolution under Agenda for Change. Within 3CPD, he has responsibility for general practice matters. He is also a member of the organising committee of the Five Counties Conference. Keith believes that 3CPD offers excellent value for money in terms of the CPD opportunities that it provides and its ability and willingness to respond quickly to the needs of its members, changes in legislation, etc. and to put on courses at very short notice.
Robert Allfrey MRICS AaPS SIIRSM
Robert Allfrey joined the board of 3CPD in 2003 with responsibility for building surveying matters. He qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1987 and has over 22 years' experience in the fields of building surveying, facilities management, maintenance and construction. Originally employed as a building control officer, Robert moved into private practice, then worked in the leisure sector looking after pubs, restaurants and hotels, before moving into the telecommunications sector, managing the building surveying input for a UK-wide property portfolio. He is currently employed by a leading multi-disciplined real estate adviser in the Thames Valley as a senior surveyor.
Over the years Robert has become familiar with many different aspects of the job of a building surveyor and never ceases to be surprised at what is out there! Areas of special interest include asbestos management, Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), historic buildings (also being a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings), CDM (having become a member of the Association for Project Safety) and party wall matters. Robert has been active in RICS matters since the 1980s.
Brian Aldridge BSc MRICS FFB
Brian Aldridge joined the board of 3CPD in 2005; he has responsibility for construction, quantity surveying and related disciplines. He is a Chartered Surveyor with over 35 years' experience in national and international construction and civil engineering projects, including the Millennium Dome, Heathrow Terminal 5 and the new Wembley stadium. He set up his own practice based in Maidenhead in 2002, offering a complete range of construction and property-related services.
Brian believes firmly in the benefits of fairness, integrity and the Egan principles in all projects, large and small, and works to encourage their adoption through CPD activities.
Oliver Thompson BA PgDip Surv
Oliver joined 3CPD as a director in 2012. He works in the professional department of PJSA, planning consultants and chartered surveyors specialising in rural property.
Andrew Copley BSc PGDipSurv MIRPM MRICS
Andrew Copley is a partner at Chaneys Chartered Surveyors based in Reading. He qualified as a surveyor in 2007 working in a general practice firm before moving to specialise in residential estate and service charge management. He is a member of the Institute of Residential Property Management and brings to 3CPD a detailed knowledge of the property management discipline. Having enjoyed the benefit of 3CPD's courses throughout and after his qualification as a Chartered Surveyor, Andrew is eager to see more young and trainee surveyors benefiting from the CPD offered by 3CPD as their careers develop.