Andrew Hetherton MRICS IRRV (Hons) Cert Ed

Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation, National President

Past President of the Rating Surveyors’ Association

Non Executive Director Accessible Retail Ltd

Andrew is a Director of Andrew Hetherton Consulting Ltd and a property tax consultant. He has 25 years of experience as a business rates consultant in private practice. Having previously worked for GL Hearn where he was Head of Business Rates he has been involved with business rates appeals throughout the United Kingdom and in the Irish Ireland. Prior to that, he spent a short time working for the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

Andrew has been a member of the Council for the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) since 2015 and is the 100th person to have been National President. He has also previously held the roles of Chairman of the Law and Research Committee and Valuation Faculty Board. He is a Past President of the Rating Surveyors’ Association (RSA) and has served on the Committee of the RSA since 2008. He is also a member of the RICS Local Taxation and Policy Group. Andrew is a member of the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI) and has spoken at a number of international events in addition to many conferences and training events in the UK.

He has a particular interest in the out-of-town retail warehouses sector which represents the interests of landlords, occupiers, developers and investors in that sector and is a Non-Executive Director of Accessible Retail Ltd. He has experience of dealing with a wide range of property types and has co-ordinated and represented the interests of a large number of occupier and landlord clients on business rates matters

Highlights from his career to date include providing written and oral evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees and he was the convenor for an intervention by the RSA in a matter before the UK Supreme Court Woolway (VO) v Mazars [2015] UKSC 53. He has also provided expert advice and comment on recent cases concerning the role of an expert witness to a number of clients and organisations.

It is a great honour for me to have taken up the role of President of the IRRV and I look forward to working with Council, Members, Students and colleagues across the profession in support of the IRRV.