FIG Commission 8

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Diane A. Dumashie, Chair of FIG Commission 8 - 2004-2006

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth: 9 May 1963

Nationality:  British/Ghanaian


Current Position: Chartered Surveyor

Qualifications and professional affiliations
  • 2003 Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)
  • 2002 Associate of AMP (Association of Project Managers)
  • 2001 PhD University of Wales: Thesis: Strategic Coastal Management: Landowners, Local authorities and Coastal Zone Management.
  • 1984 B.Sc. Estate & Property Management- University of Central England.

Diane is a skilled communicator with proven experience in land use development, project management, team building, diplomacy, building consensus, advocacy, negotiation as well as technical experience in the identification, research and promotion of urban and rural land regeneration and the provision of subsequent advice on implementation. Diane has specialist knowledge in Marine Resource management/ CZM.

With 19 years professional work experience in industry and consultancy she has gained experience working with all aspects of the land and property process. This is associated with land and real estate administration, land parcel acquisition, environmental resources, and development and regeneration processes working within land use policy on a local, regional and national scale. At senior corporate levels Diane has managed development, monitoring and evaluation of large-scale land development projects including, financial appraisals and fiscal evaluations, preparation of instructions for, and negotiations of complex legal documentation. This combines with influencing public as well as corporate and SME?s business development, due to involvement in decision making allied to board level.

In addition Diane?s ability to make presentations of detailed and technical information at both public and corporate meetings is also translated into collaborating and disseminating knowledge. She is active in organising, participating (delivering papers as well as Rapport) at International conferences.

As a proven communicator Diane has abilities in the transfer of knowledge and skills in a multi cultural environment having travelled extensively world-wide but specifically short term work experience in Ghana, Mozambique, East Africa, Hawaii, USA Eastern seaboard, Poland and Brussels.

Specialist capability

Diane has over ten year?s specialist experience in integrating land economics and business strategies with environmental and sustainable issues. She has monitored and evaluated central, regional and local government environmental policy. Experience in an Environmental Consultancy adds to her research capability in Marine Resource Management and interest in community development issues relating to industrialised and rural coastlines, which combined with professional property experience enables her to add significant value in land, real estate and community development.

Summary of FIG involvement

Diane?s professional background places her in a position to communicate and network in international fora presenting at numerous conferences. Diane's activity in FIG has grown over the past six years. During the period 1995/98 Diane was approached by Comm. 7 (Paul Munro-Faure) to join a working group to contribute her specialist knowledge in CZM. This culminated in presenting a paper in Brighton in 1998.

In 2000, at the request of the RICS delegation she presented in Comm. 9, case studies in land and property regeneration. Following which she was asked to chair for the final year, a Comm. 8 working group: Megacities. The output was presented in 2001.

With the appointment of a new Commission 8 chair, Diane was invited to become RICS Comm. 8 delegate as well as vice chair of 8.3. Drawing on Diane?s expertise in regeneration development and coastal issues, her working group concentrates on informal housing in marginal boundary areas of large cities and along coasts.

Since 2004 Diane has been the Chair of FIG Commission 8.

Publications and conferences
  • 2002- International Federation of Surveyors, Washington Congress Commission 8: Decision support Systems combining land use planning and CZM.
  • 2002 ? Property Rights, Economics and Environment-Coastal Zone: Rapport & Paper, Strategic Management at the Coast.
  • 2001- International Federation of Surveyors, Seoul Working Week Commission 8: Mega cities
  • 2000- International Federation of Surveyors, Prague Working Week Commission 9: Coastal Industrialised Land Development in the UK.
  • 1998 International Federation of Surveyors, Land Commission 7: Coastal Land Management: Sustainable practices in the public and private sectors achieving a balance in management and planning.
  • 1998 Littoral (Barcelona) ?Sustainable waterfront and coastal development in Europe, socio- economic technical and environmental aspects.
  • 1995 International Conference Coastal Zone ((Florida), Building CZM partnerships.
  • 1994 World Wide Fund for Nature (UK), A Review of UK Coastal Plans.
  • 1993 Author of A Coastal Directory of Local Planning Authorities: A review of local planning authority plans and partnerships in Coastal Zone Management on behalf of the Royal Yachting Association.
  • 1993 International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), Marine Policy in the State of Hawaii.
  • Technical presentations to various Commercial multi- national property Board?s and Main Board
  • Publications in National journals and International year books (EEZ).
  • 2003/04 Committee Member RICS Southwest Regional Board.
  • 2002/06 FIG Commission 8 UK delegate; Spatial planning and development and chair of Working group focussing on Urbanisation/ Cities, coasts & natural hazards and Informal settlements.
  • 2001/04 Committee member of the RICS Local Faculty Group, Wessex region.
  • 2000/04 Chair of FIG Comm. 8.3 Working Group Planning & Development of Mega- Global Cities.
  • 1999/02 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Working Party: Coastal Defence & Flood Protection.
  • 1995/00 RICS Committee member: Marine Resource Management Skills Panel.
  • 1996/00 RICS Committee member: Planning and Development Market Panel.
  • 1995/8 International Federation of Surveyors Commission 7.
  • 1988 Chair of Victoria Wine Working party - Strategic Flat Letting Policy.
Key specialist fields
  • Land use development, regeneration and implementation, Strategic Corporate advice, Project Management, Public Communications, Feasibility studies, and acquisition, Marine Resource Management (CZM).
Professional history
  • 1999- Present Principal, Dumashie Associates.
  • 1997-1999 Real Estate development consultant, GVA Grimley.
  • 1996- 1997 Real Estate and CZM Consultant Dumashie / Metoc PLC.
    An environmental practice established to assist the public and private sectors activities and development s in coastal and marine areas. Responsible for strategic business development of the international lending agency markets combining coastal land and CZM expertise.
  • 1990- 1995 Senior Surveyor, Scotts Hotels Ltd (trading as Marriot Resorts and Hotels).
    • Acting Property director and board member of a newly acquired national fast food chain. Established property management department. Participated in the management of a successful company take over, offered permanent position of property director.
    • Company property surveyor a corporate hotel group responsible for group development acquisitions and property ownership strategies including management & evaluation.
  • 1988 - 1990 Property developments project manager, Marks and Spencer Plc.
    Development and acquisitions surveyor land assembly and developments and development of new business trading concepts
  • 1986 - 1988 Estates Manager, Victoria Wines, Allied Brewery Group.
    Regional estate manager asset management. For eight months acting senior estate manager covering UK
  • 1984 - 1986 Property Asset Management, Hillier Parker May and Rowden. - Asset surveyor.

Dr. Diane Dumashie
Dumashie Associates 
Keta House 
1 Worgret Hill
Dorset BH20 6AD
Tel. + 44 1929 555 392
Fax + 44 1929 555 392
E-mail: atfchair_p[at]

15 July 2005