Propertymark has announced that chief policy advisor, Mark Hayward, will retire at the end of the year.
This is the second time in 14 months that Hayward, who has been with Propertymark since 2013, has announced that he is to retire from Propertymark, having previously stepped down as the organisation’s chief executive. However, he put his retirement on hold at the end of last year to take on a new role of chief policy advisor.
Throughout his time at Propertymark, Hayward has built strong relationships across the industry and government providing evidence to parliamentary committees and shaping policy on key government working groups.
The organisation is now looking to find candidates suitable to lead the organisation’s policy and campaign focus.
Hayward commented: “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.”
The advertisement states that this role will be a high-profile role with the new Officer supporting CEO Nathan Emerson.
Emerson said: “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.”