ARLA President Elect resigns to spend more time with family

Richard Selwyn was due to be the organisation's President next year and his sudden departure leaves a big gap in its succession process.


ARLA Propertymark has a big gap in its top brass after Richard Selwyn, who in June became its President Elect, resigned unexpectedly yesterday.

Selwyn was due to be President of ARLA next year. Propertymark has confirmed his election will not be re-run, but has not revealed who will now be its next president.

The lettings agent says the resignation is with immediate effect and ends a five-year stint on Propertymark’s board as well as three months as its President Elect.

Prior to joining the Propertymark board, Selwyn headed up Belvoir’s lettings operation in Welwyn and St Albans and has worked within the property industry for 36 years.


“I have not made this decision lightly but following the recent passing of my father I have decided that spending as much time as possible with my loved ones is my priority going forward,” he said in a statement.

“I am proud to have been an ARLA Rep, Board member, Vice President and President Elect and wish Propertymark every success going forward.

“A regulated industry will be the future and no doubt Propertymark will be at the very heart of it. A big thank you also to all the reps and board members I have worked with over the years.”

David Cox image arlaDavid Cox (left), Chief Executive of ARLA Propertymark said: “We are very sorry to hear that Richard has decided to stand down as President Elect; we understand his decision and our thoughts are with him and his family at this difficult time.

“The Board and I would like to publicly thank him for his many years of service to the association.”

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