Changes to the management structure at NFoPP were announced this morning.
No new chief executive of NFoPP will be appointed, while three new managing director roles are being created in a move which underlines that the umbrella body will now take a back seat and take on a purely operational role.
The announcement emphasises the separate entities of the NAEA and ARLA, while the auctioneering wing, NAVA, which had come under the NAEA, is to become a division on its own. The commercial division, ICBA, will stay under the auspices of the NAEA for the time being, pending a review.
The new roles, created in the wake of the departure of NFoPP chief executive Peter Bolton King who has decamped to the RICS, are for separate managing directors of the NAEA and ARLA, plus an operational director.
Ian Potter, previously ARLA operations manager, has already been made managing director of ARLA. The recruitment process has begun for the new managing director of the NAEA, and for the operational role – ‘managing director of resource’.
Mark Hayward continues his role as acting chief executive of NFoPP, but said he will step down once all the appointments are made.
He said: “NFoPP will still exist, and there will still be a board, but it was never intended that it would be at the forefront. We have taken on recruitment consultants, and for the job of managing director of the NAEA we are looking for someone with industry experience and knowledge, and who is capable of filling an outward-facing role.”
Hayward also succeeds Wendy Evans-Scott as president of the NAEA. Outgoing ARLA president Tim Hyatt, who remains as chair of the NFoPP board, is succeeded by Jane Ingram as ARLA president.
Hayward said: “The board felt that now would be a good time to review the group’s operation framework. The creation of new roles at Arbon House will help us focus more on promoting the core brands and on driving value to the membership base.
“In terms of my own appointment as president of NAEA, I’m delighted to follow Wendy and build on her hard work of the past 12 months.
“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 the Government, highlighting the impact that their unfair Stamp Duty policy is having, in particular on first-time buyers.”
Guy Charrison continues as president of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers.