ARLA Propertymark has confirmed that David Cox has left the organisation.
An extraordinarily short announcement late this afternoon said:
“David Cox, currently the Chief Executive of ARLA Propertymark is leaving the organisation today. The Board of Propertymark would like to thank David for his significant contribution in his time to the development of ARLA Propertymark, and wish him well in his future endeavours.”
This confirms the story that EYE broke on July 15th – Cox having been denied the opportunity to stand as head of a combined ARLA/NAEA entity.
With NAEA head, Mark Hayward, retiring at the end of this year, the future leadership of the organisation will be the subject of considerable speculation.
The reason for Cox being prevented by the Board from applying for the leadership role has not yet been made public.
From the outside, given his considerable experience of successfully heading up ARLA, there appears no logical reason why he should not have been considered suitable.