The flurry of departures from Propertymark continues with the exit of finance chief Kate Hawkins who, a statement released last night says, is ‘leaving to seek other opportunities’.
Hawkins joined the organisations in September 2018 following a career in food and educational businesses.
Propertymark says she is currently working her notice and ‘will ensure a smooth transition’.
Nathan Emerson (pictured), its recently-appointed interim CEO says: “We are very sad to see Kate go but understand she is ready for her next challenge. “She has been a really valuable member of the Senior Management Team at Propertymark and will be much missed by her colleagues. She has streamlined lots of our processes and leaves behind a strong team.”
This streamlining is likely to include the discovery that it had mistakenly under-reported its VAT tax liability, as revealed within its most recent account published in July last year.
Although Emerson also thanks Hawkins for her ‘huge contribution’ to the organisation, it comes at an awkward time.
Propertymark has also revealed that non-exec director Helen Herniman has resigned from her position on its board, and that it is looking for two new non-execs, one to replace Herniman, and the other to replace Nicky Heathcote, who stepped up to be interim Executive Chair after Hamer departed.
“We are interested in people from all different backgrounds to fill these important roles. The recruitment process will take place via the NedonBoard platform shortly, with the aim to have both in post by June 2021,” says Propertymark’s statement.