Monday, June 18, 2012
The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the
Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) have named their
new Presidents and announced changes to their management
Mark Hayward has been appointed as President of the NAEA,
taking over the role from Wendy Evans-Scott, who has served in the
position for the past year. Outgoing ARLA President, Tim Hyatt, is
replaced by Jane Ingram. Tim will continue as Acting Chair of the
NFoPP Board for the time being.
In addition, three new roles are being created at Arbon
House, the group's head office: Managing Director of NAEA, Managing
Director of ARLA, and Managing Director of Resource (overseeing
operations at Arbon House). Ian Potter will take the role of
Managing Director of ARLA, effective immediately, while the
recruitment process has begun for the remaining posts.
On the changes, Acting Chief Executive, Mark Hayward, said:
"The Board felt that now would be a good time to review the group's
operation framework. The creation of new roles at Arbon House will
help us focus more on promoting the core brands and on driving
value to the membership base.
"In terms of my own appointment as President of NAEA, I'm
delighted to follow Wendy and build on her hard work of the past 12
months. Our members are facing very challenging times indeed and I
intend to be a champion for the industry, and campaign for the
things that matter to NAEA members. I'll be setting a new tone in
our conversations with Government, highlighting the impact that
their unfair stamp duty policy is having in particular on first
Incoming ARLA President, Jane Ingram, said: "I've worked in
lettings for 21 years and I know that the industry is in need of a
champion now more than ever. In the coming months, I will be
meeting with ARLA members across the country. I will also be
picking up where Tim left off, focusing on improving communication
between Arbon House and our many members, helping to promote the
importance of using a professional lettings agent."
Ian Potter said: "The importance of the Private Rented
Sector to the UK property market cannot be underestimated. In my
new role at ARLA, I plan to ensure we can continue to effectively
represent our member base whilst driving up professional standards
within the lettings industry."
Other appointments include Guy Charrison as President of the
National Association of Valuers (NAVA), which will become a
Jan Hÿtch was announced as President Elect of the NAEA,
while Susan Fitz-Gibbon becomes President Elect of ARLA.