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Written by rosalind renshaw

Allegations of tactical voting at the NAEA’s Annual General Meeting have been flying around in a series of widely circulated emails.

At the AGM, long-serving members who failed to be re-elected included the immediate past president, Michael Jones.

Peter Light and Ian Tonge were also ousted.

In the emails, it was suggested that this was the result of an orchestrated campaign, largely aimed at getting rid of older members, and that it had not been in the interests of the association.

But other emails have denied knowledge of the existence of any campaign and have underlined the importance of supporting the new NFoPP board.

Michael Jones, who is thought to be the first immediate past president not to have been re-elected, has gone on record to say that he positively welcomed the influx of new blood – something that he had been encouraging.


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    @Change Agent

    I do fully agree with you over NFoPP.

    The problem is that when it was dreamed up we were all told that it would be a 'back room 'umbrella' company and that the existing constituent parts (primarily NAEA & ARLA) would continue to be the promotional sides for their respective disciplines - which in my view are entirely, separate.
    PBK and the elected members have unfortunately reigned over total confusion regarding basic marketing and it all needs sorting out - fast!

    • 20 June 2011 16:39 PM
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    It was getting a bit kissy kissy. We need a new lead and events over the past few years ( Property Live etc.) have been a drain. There are still a few oldies in power who have a bit of weight to throw around .

    • 20 June 2011 15:06 PM
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    Maybe younger memebers will change the name from NFoPP to something less American and more dynamic. When you think of the top UK brands and growing web businesses can anyone really imagine NFoPP attracting more members?

    It isn't clear what NFoPP is or what it stands for. Whereas easyjet couldn't be clearer. It is an era of better communication: 'wesellanycar, moneysupermarket, even british airways speaks volumes about the function and brand values.

    So I really hope the young dudes at NFoPP make radical changes, these days people want a family of professionals, or a group of property friends not a federation!

    What does everyone else think?

    • 20 June 2011 13:51 PM
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    Ok. Ageism. We should all very much appreciate the value of experience and the role the elder statesman has to play, but there has to come a time for all of us to bow out gracefully. The problem is that most of us don't know when that is. Well I shall tell you. It is just before you think it is. So my advice is to smile and exit stage left. Quietly.
    There are other things than the NFoPP in life you know.

    • 20 June 2011 10:30 AM
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    Thanks for the update PBK - the fact remains - no one really cares. Really, I am only pleased to see that NFoPP recognises the need to modernise. An orchestrated tactical vote from within sends out a VERY powerful message to the establishment. Origin of Species is a good book to read.

    • 20 June 2011 09:27 AM
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    Your report suggests that Past President Melfyn Williams was not elected to the Board. This is not surprising as he did not stand for election!

    • 20 June 2011 09:05 AM
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