Propertymark has concluded the handover of duties to its two new Presidents but without the usual launch razzamatazz due to Covid as it also gears up to win the race with RICS to become the industry’s key regulation body.=
The next 12 months are to be crucial for Propertymark as the government gets ready to implement the recommendations of RoPA, which recommend a single regulator with teeth but which is to outsource many of its regulatory activities to existing organisations.
With that in mind Propertymark, which is looking for a CEO at the moment to replace the former ARLA and NAEA separate Chief Executives, and ays its new Presidents come with ‘experience of regulations and transaction reform’.
These are Angela Davies (above, left), who succeeds Phil Keddie as President of ARLA after being appointed President Elect earlier this year.
Angela has over 30 years’ industry experience and has been an ARLA Propertymark board member and regional representative for many years.
Since 2016, Angela has been a member of the stakeholder group directly responsible for advising Welsh Government on housing policy. She has also created training for agents accredited by Rent Smart Wales and brings her experience of the Welsh regulatory system into the role.
Kirsty Finney (above, right) succeeds Lauren Scott as President of NAEA Propertymark and is Director of Belfast estate agents Rodgers & Finney. She has over 15 years of experience in the property sector and has won several accolades in recent years for her work.
Kirsty has been a active member of NAEA Propertymark for several years and was pivotal in the signing a Memorandum of Understanding in Northern Ireland between Propertymark, the Law Society and RICS two years ago which seeks to speed up communications with conveyancers and reduce transactions times.