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New board directors join the Property Investment Professionals of Australia


The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has welcomed two new board directors, following a recent unanimous election. Newcastle’s MCG Quantity Surveyors Managing Director Mike Mortlock and Melbourne’s Cate Bakos Property Director Cate Bakos have joined the board, succeeding Steve Waters of Right Property Group and Paul Glossop of Pure Property Investment.

Steve Waters, after contributing ten years of voluntary service, and Paul Glossop, after his six years on the board, have stepped down from their positions. PIPA Chair Nicola McDougall expressed her gratitude for their contributions. “On behalf of the PIPA board of directors, I would like to thank both Steve and Paul for their contributions, insights, and efforts on behalf of our members and the wider property investment profession over the years,” McDougall said. She also warmly welcomed the new directors, noting, “I also warmly welcome Mike and Cate to the board, who both bring decades of experience, which I’m confident will prove to be highly beneficial to the profession and our membership during the continued evolution of the association.”

Mike Mortlock shared his enthusiasm for aligning with PIPA’s values of education, transparency, and integrity. He stated, “I am deeply honoured to be part of an association that not only fosters excellence within the industry but also recognises the vital role that investors play in providing essential rental accommodation for communities across Australia.” Mortlock looks forward to leveraging his expertise to advance PIPA’s mission and support both investors and consumers.

Cate Bakos, formerly the President of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agents Association of Australia (REBAA), expressed her eagerness to advocate for the property investment profession and to work towards raising professional standards. “I know I have the energy and capacity to passionately advocate for our industry and am passionate about professional standards and consumer awareness,” Bakos remarked. She views her new role on the PIPA board as an exciting challenge and an opportunity for both personal growth and for the benefit of her peers within the organisation.

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