Baroness Diana Warwick has been appointed Chair of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme’s independent Council.
Lord Richard Best steps down from his role as TPO’s current Council Chair on 28th April 2017, after eight years.
Lord Best, said, “I am delighted that Diana Warwick, my well-respected colleague in the House of Lords, has accepted this role. Her wide-ranging experience in managing organisations of different kinds and her deep understanding of government and parliament, will be of immense value to TPO. I wish her every success.”
Diana will lead the scheme’s independent Council to ensure the Ombudsman can act independently and impartially when reviewing property disputes.
Baroness Warwick, said, “I am delighted to succeed Lord Best in this important role and hope that the qualities and skills I bring will help to reinforce the commitment to high standards that he has fostered. I share the Property Ombudsman Scheme’s values of independence and public service and strongly support its purpose in providing free, fair and impartial service to buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords in the UK.”
Katrine Sporle, Property Ombudsman, said, “I look forward to working closely with Diana who has spent many years helping the government make and shape laws, and debate public policy matters. She will be a great asset to TPO which aims to raise standards in the industry and protect consumers from unfair practices.”
Diana’s extensive career in public service was recognised in 1999 when she was awarded a life peerage. She is Chair of the National Housing Federation and a Non-Executive Board Member Pension Protection Fund. Diana spent four years as the Chair of the Human Tissue Authority and 14 years as the Chief Executive of Universities UK.