Young Professionals (YPs) are the future of our industry. Through our YP network we aim to allow our younger members to engage fully with our membership, access our experience and seek out advice from a wide array of perspectives.

However, we must not just ask ourselves what we can teach our younger members, but what we can learn from them. Engagement with social media and other platforms, as well as technology in general is critical to anyone working within our industry. We must look to harness these emerging skillsets to ensure we remain effective and relevant in a changing world.

In his inaugural speech International President Kevin Byrne called for the Institute to realise the value and potential of our Young Professional groups:

We must not just enable today’s leaders but nuture tomorrow’s