Mystery surrounds the appointment of Purplebricks new chief executive following a stockmarket update this morning.
Helena Marston was due to start as chief executive for the online agent today.
But a stockmarket update this morning has said the appointment is still subject to the completion of due diliegence checks.
The announcement says: "Further to the announcement on 10 March 2022 relating to the appointment of Helena Marston as chief executive officer, the company announces that due diligence checks required by the AIM Rules are ongoing and therefore Helena's appointment remains subject to completion of these checks."
"A further announcement will be made a soon as possible."
Purplebricks has been asked for further comment.
Marston only joined Purplebricks in May 2020 as chief people officer and took over the role of chief operating officer at the end of 2021.
She has no estate agency experience outside of Purplebricks, having held human resources roles at Virgin Media, Kuwait Energy, Jaguar Land Rover and Vodafone.
Marston was due to replace Vic Darvey, who quit last month for "personal reasons."