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Mark Hayward sets new retirement date (once he finds his replacement)

Mark Hayward has set a new retirement date for the end of this year.

Hayward, previously chief executive of Propertymark, was due to retire last year but stayed on to restructure a new policy division at the trade body.

He was appointed chief policy advisor but will now retire at the end of this year after eight years with Propertymark.


The organisation is now looking to find candidates suitable to lead the organisation’s policy and campaign focus.

He said: “I’ve been with Propertymark for eight years and although my retirement is in sight, I will first be helping to recruit our new chief policy officer and settle them into the role for a seamless transition.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work myself and my team have done and our achievements for the sector, we are looking for the very best candidates to continue the momentum we have within housing policy.”

Nathan Emerson, chief executive of Propertymark, added: “Mark has been instrumental in the evolution of Propertymark, he has built a talented policy team, created powerful relationships, helped to secure positive changes throughout the industry for agents and supported us to navigate change.

“The organisation is in a strong and solid place, and it’s this stability which means now is the right time for Mark to enjoy his retirement. We wish him all the best and will now be on the hunt for someone to look after his legacy and develop it further.”

  • Andrew Stanton PROPTECH-PR A Consultancy for Proptech Founders

    A great opportunity for many of the female and younger professionals to shine in this post, my hope is that Propertymark look extensively around. The recent appointment of Jason Tebb at OTM, shows that a modern mind, close to the beating heart of agents can quickly win hearts and minds. Also some of the senior hires in many tech companies are now increasingly seeing a female taking the reins, which given we are speeding to 2030 pretty soon is about time.


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