Joe Richer

Joseph (Joe) Richer is the new registrar of The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), effective Sept. 17. Richer will assume the role vacated by Allan Johnston, who retires at the end of July after 14 years with RECO.

Richer comes from the Board of Funeral Services (BOFS) where he served as registrar for 14 years. Similar to RECO, the BOFS is an administrative authority and is an arms-length regulatory body under the Ministry of Consumer Services charged with protecting the public interest. Prior to becoming registrar, Richer was an inspector at BOFS.

“Joe brings with him a long and distinguished track record of consumer protection through a balanced and contemporary approach to regulation,” says Tom Wright, RECO’s president/CEO. “His addition represents an exciting new phase for RECO as we continue to build on our successes.”

Richer has also served on the executive of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and previously served as president and is an active member of the Association of Executives of Funeral Services Boards.