Alan Colston BSc (Hons) MRICS Dip.Rating

Chief Valuer, Valuation Office Agency

As Chief Valuer, Alan is part of the Agency’s Executive Committee and Board contributing to the corporate leadership, strategic direction and management of the VOA. He is directly accountable for the successful delivery of valuation and technical advice across the Valuation Office Agency including the strategic leadership of the Chief Valuer Group (CVG). CVG is responsible for promoting and assuring professional standards to build and sustain confidence and trust in VOA’s valuations and property advice. Alan is the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for the VOA’s compilation and maintenance of future rating lists and Head of Profession for Surveying within the VOA. Alan is a Chartered Surveyor and has worked in the VO for around 30 years. He has experience across the whole of the Agency business and became a RICS Rating Diploma Holder in 2000 and Chair of the section in 2017. He plays a key leadership role in the Government Property Profession feeding in to the wider agenda to build excellent capacity and capability in the property profession across Government. He acts as an ambassador for the VOA and represents the agency on various external stakeholder forums.