Fine and Country has revealed that its CEO, David Lindley will be stepping down from his post at the end of May to pursue other business interests.
The firm said it comes as part of a new structure which will see its current managing director of the Property Academy, Nicky Stevenson, become its new MD of Fine and Country UK and
its head of growth, and Daniel Harrington as head of growth London and International.
It said the search for a successor to Lindsey is underway and an announcement made in due course.
Lindley said: “It has been an exciting journey for me with Fine and Country, I have been fortunate enough to be part of this superb brand which has grown rapidly and is now one of the leading names in premium estate agency. I would like to thank all Fine & Country licensees and team members for their support and dedication to the brand.”
A well-known figure within the industry, Fine and Country said Stevenson will continue the “focus on supporting the UK licensee’s network to grow its market share in the premium market”.
She said: “I am delighted to take on the role as Managing Director at Fine & Country UK. We enjoy great relationships with our network of individual agents across the country, and I look forward to building on them over the months and years to come, whilst continuing to evolve our agent benefits through our leading marketing and technology platforms.
“We are a young and ambitious company, with big growth plans. I am excited to work with the team to build on our already enviable position of ‘fastest growing premium brand in estate agency’ as we seek to further grow the brand across the country.”
She will be supported in the role by Emilie Despois, head of Fine and Country Marketing, who has been with the brand for the past ten years.
While Stevenson looks after the brand’s UK growth, Daniel Harrington, who has been in the business for five and half years, will be focusing on London and international offices. The international team will be further strengthened by South African based Linda Erasmus as the brand’s international ambassador. Jon Cooke will officiate as Interim Global CEO until a suitable candidate is found for the role.