UK Estate Agents name new president
July 02, 2012
Mark Hayward (pictured) has been appointed as president of the UK’s National Association of Estate Agents
(NAEA) taking over the role from Wendy Evans-Scott, who has served in the position for the past year.
“I’m delighted to follow Wendy and build on her hard work of the past twelve months,” said Hayward. “Our members are facing very challenging times indeed and I intend to be a champion for the industry, and campaign for the things that matter to NAEA members. I’ll be setting a new tone in our conversations with government, highlighting the impact that their unfair stamp duty policy is having in particular on first time buyers.”
Hayward has been acting CEO since April, following former executive Peter Bolton King’s departure, while decisions are being taken on the future management structure of the organization.
Hayward ran a UK-wide estate agency operation, covering sales, lettings and property management. He was also a director of a national financial services company. Subsequent to a successful MBO, he created a multi-disciplined firm covering all aspects of property. He now acts as a consultant to developers national and regional, housing associations, city funds, and property companies large and small.