PIPA welcomes new board directors

Both bring decades of industry experience to the board

PIPA welcomes new board directors


By Mina Martin

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has announced the election of two industry leaders to its board of directors.

New PIPA directors

Mike Mortlock (pictured above left), Newcastle’s MCG Quantity Surveyors managing director, and Cate Bakos (pictured above right), Melbourne’s Cate Bakos Property director, have been unanimously elected to PIPA’s board.

These elections come on the heels of the departure of former board members Steve Waters and Paul Glossop, who left the board after 10 and six years, respectively.

PIPA Chair Nicola McDougall expressed gratitude to the outgoing directors.

“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.

The PIPA leader also welcomed Mortlock and Bakos to the board.

Both, McDougall said, “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.”

“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 said.

Bakos, former president of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agents Association of Australia (REBAA), expressed her eagerness to contribute to raising professional standards and advocating for consumer awareness within the property investment profession.

“I look forward to contributing my expertise and working alongside fellow board members to further advance PIPA’s mission and continue serving the needs of both investors and consumers alike,” she said. “I know I have the energy and capacity to passionately advocate for our industry and am passionate about professional standards and consumer awareness.”

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