REIA is led by a board of directors who guide the strategic direction and policy goals of the organisation. The board works with the CEO and an experienced management team to achieve outcomes for the institute and its members.

The board consists of one representative from each state or territory, nominated by the respective state or territory Real Estate Institute.

Malcolm Gunning, REIA President

Malcolm GunningMalcolm was born and raised in Castlereagh, from a farming background and educated at St Dominic’s College in Penrith.  In 1970 Malcolm completed a Diploma of Agriculture and commenced working on the family farm at Castlereagh and Molong.

In 1973 he left the farm to pursue a career in real estate, working in a residential agency until 1977.  Malcolm commenced working with LJ Hooker Limited in the Investment Sales Division and was appointed a Company Director in 1982 and NSW Sales Director in 1983.

In 1985 Malcolm joined Nationwide Realty as the General Manager and shareholder, during the ensuing three years grew the brand nationally to 130 offices.  In 1988 Malcolm joined Richardson & Wrench Limited as the Managing Director, a position he held until opening a family agency – Richardson & Wrench Hurstville, growing that agency to number 3 in the network before selling the business in 1996.

In 1996 Malcolm Gunning Partners now Gunning Real Estate opened for business in Hurstville.  Gunning Real Estate has been in property and consultancy for over 25 years.

Malcolm has over 40 years of experience in all facets of real estate agency practice, property development and property valuation.

Malcolm is a Licensed Real Estate, Stock & Station, Strata Managing Agent and Auctioneer, an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of Australia (AREI), a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI), a Certified Practicing Valuer (CPV), a Retail and Commercial Specialist Valuer and a Certified Property Practitioner (CPP).

Hayden Groves, Deputy President (WA)

Hayden Groves Deputy President

Mr Groves owns real estate business, Dethridge GROVES since 2004, after having worked as a successful sales representative for the firm for many years. Mr Groves is REIWA Deputy President, President of the Real Estate Employers’ Federation WA.

Diane Davis, Board Director (NT)

Diane Davis v2Diane is the President of Real Estate Institute of Northern Territory and has been a fully Licensed Real Estate Agent for 22 years. She now holds the position of Branch Operations Manager of Elders Real Estate. Diane is passionate about the industry and is an Industry Representative Member on the Agents Licensing Board (ALB) as well as President of the Real Estate Industry Board of Management, Deputy Chair of the Territory Housing Appeals Board and Commissioner of Oaths NT. In her spare time, Diane enjoys reading a good book  and travelling, particularly on the water.

 Joseph Walton, Board Director (REIV)

Joseph is a passionate property professional with vast knowledge and experience in all sectors of the property market, encompassing the sale and leasing of commercial, retail and industrial properties, in addition to residential sales. Joseph has worked extensively with government departments, publicly-listed entities, charitable foundations and high-net-worth private individuals.  As such, Joseph’s depth of experience and demonstrated abilities continue to prove that he works to an exemplary standard in all fields of endeavour.  Joseph is a director of Melbourne based commercial agency Allard Shelton Pty Ltd and is a fully licenced estate agent.  Additionally, Joseph is a Director of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria and commercial property portal

Greg Moulton, Board Director (SA)

Greg Moulton Pres REISAGreg began selling residential real estate with a prominent boutique agency in 1992 before moving to other industries and climbing the management ladder. In 2004 he become CEO of Brock Harcourts and helped build the company network from three to 38 offices in 36 months. In 2014 Greg moved to Harris Real Estate as CEO.  He has held extensive training and facilitator roles over the years with the Real Estate Institute, Adelaide Football Club, First National Real Estate Network and Invisage School of Management. He is also an esteemed auctioneer and had performed 100+ auctions per year for four successive years. He also completed an MBA in 2003.  As well as committing himself to the Real Estate Institute, Greg has also sat on the Boards of the Society of Auctioneers and Appraisers, Sturt Football Club and Brock Harcourts SA.

Craig Bright, Board Director (ACT)

Craig BrightCraig Bright – ACT

  John Cunningham, Board Director (NSW)


A person of great integrity, highly respected and a consummate professional, John commenced his career in Real Estate in 1977 with a very simple philosophy—to establish business relationships built on trust.  Opening Cunninghams Property in 1991 with his wife, Ann, John integrated this philosophy into the burgeoning business consisting of 3 offices on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and a team of 60.
Since then, John’s innovative and personal approach coupled with his expertise and intimate knowledge of the market, have set Cunninghams as a benchmark business in the industry. His team has become one of the most highly awarded by the Real Estate Institute of NSW and the business is recognised throughout Australasia for its ‘Best Practice’ systems and operations. John has been a Director of the REINSW since November 2005 and is currently President of the REINSW.

Adrian Kelly, Board Director (Tas)

Adrian has worked in the Tasmanian real estate industry since leaving high school in 1990. He is the proprietor and CEO of View Real Estate which has six sales and property management offices in Tasmania. Adrian is a board member of the Real Estate Institute of Tasmania as well as the immediate past president having served in that role for four years since 2010. He also sits on the Property Agents Board which is the regulatory authority in Tasmania and is an Associate of the REIA.

 Christopher Mourd, Independent Board Director

Christopher is the Head of Real Estate for the LJ Hooker Group. He is responsible for managing and growing LJ Hooker’s Australian commercial and residential networks. His extensive industry knowledge, insight and broad property background spans almost two decades.  As an alternate director to the LJ Hooker Franchise Board, and as a Director of LJ Hooker Commercial Sydney, Christopher’s local experience is augmented by invaluable and extensive exposure to the overseas property arena as an international property consultant in North America and the South Pacific.