New presidents at helms of NAEA and ARLA

The Association of Residential Letting Agents and National Association of Estate Agents have welcomed their new presidential teams for the year ahead.

Nik Maden succeeds Peter Savage as President of ARLA, and Sally Lawson is appointed ARLA’s President Elect.

Maden has almost 20 years’ experience in the lettings industry, including 12 years at John D Wood & Co in central London serving initially as lettings director and later as operations director and at his current position as group lettings director at Connells Group.

David Mackie succeeds Martyn Baum as President of the NAEA, and Katie Griffin becomes NAEA’s President Elect.

Mackie has over 25 years’ experience in the residential property market, having worked as an estate agent, letting agent and consultant. He has also held various roles with NAEA including deputy Member Advisory Forum representative and chairman of the Scottish branch of the NAEA.

David Cox, managing director of ARLA, said: “Our thanks go to Peter Savage who has brought a great deal to the role over the past year; his cradle to grave campaign has supported members with professional development and career progression.

“And welcome to Nik who has a great understanding of the sector. I look forward to working closely with him to ensure we continue to raise standards in the industry for both members and consumers.”

Mark Hayward, managing director of the NAEA, said: “Martyn has been a great advocate for our members over his tenure and has brought huge energy to the role: many thanks to him for all his hard work.

“David is an active member already, and will be focusing on grassroots membership and bringing the younger generation into the association, about which he is so passionate.”

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  1. smile please

    The latest crop of individuals looking to boost their CV with a perceived prestigious title. Who will make a rallying call in the first week and then just have their picture used for marketing for the remainder of their term and not ship a single law or improve standards in anyway.

    Well done on your CV enhancing positions. I hope you manage to dine out on this for many years to come.

    Meanwhile us agents will continue to try out operate with the many criminal agents out there breaking the law.

  2. VTUK

    Congratulations Nik, Sally, David and Katie and well done the outgoing team. These are difficult times for the industry bodies and I am fully aware of the commitment in time and emotion that you are making to make both working in the industry and the profile as a whole a stronger proposition. Is it perhaps time that we all came together with a concerted approach to represent all that is good in property, the selflessness and charity work, the honest and hard working staff and the importance we play in the economy as a whole, with a single voice ?


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