Gerry Fitzjohn, currently vice chairman of the board of The Property Ombudsman, has been appointed as chairman.
He takes over from Bill McClintock who has been on TPO’s board for 13 years, 12 as chairman.
“When I joined, there were 769 firms with 4,251 offices registered with TPO. Figures now sit at around 14,400 sales offices and 13,500 lettings offices” says McClintock, who will continue as a director of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents and Fine & Country.
Gerry Fitzjohn joined the TPO board in 2000. He started his career as a sales negotiator for Taylors Estate Agents in Stony Stratford in 1974 and eventually became director of Countrywide Assured PLC and Countrywide PLC where he was national sales director until 2010. Part of his role here included being responsible for acquiring estate agents throughout the UK.
Fitzjohn was appointed vice chairman of the TPO board in November 2010.
Michael Stoop, a member of the board and group managing director of Martin and Co, has been appointed as the new TPO non-executive vice chairman.