The Property Franchise Group PLC has appointed Gareth Samples as Chief Executive Officer Designate, as Ian Wilson intends to retire in 2020. Gareth joins the board as CEO later this year, to work on key projects alongside the executive management team.
Gareth has 30 years’ industry experience in Agency, Financial Services and digital marketing knowledge. In 21 years at LSL, Gareth was appointed Managing Director of Your Move, responsible for its franchise operation as well as having overall control of Financial Services and Lettings and the strategy of the brand.
Gareth then became Managing Director of BriefYourMarket.com where he gained significant digital marketing experience and since 2014 he has served as Chairman of Legalforlandlords.
Ian Wilson said, “After 16 years, identifying my successor was a significant decision. We have benefitted from a stable board since the IPO in 2013, with no change in Chairman, CEO or CFO. We are delighted that Gareth joins the team as CEO Designate, he shares our vision of franchising as a powerful force in our industry.”
Gareth added, “I am thrilled to join The Property Franchise Group. The business is at a very exciting stage in its growth strategy with the recent launch of its financial services division alongside a huge opportunity to grow and improve its franchise footprint. I am really looking forward to working with Ian ahead of my formal appointment and determined to build further upon the incredible work carried out by Ian and the team.”