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Media expert takes over as chair of lettings sector trade body

The National Landlords Association has appointed a new chairman - he’s Adrian Jeakings who comes to the position with many years of media experience.

Jeakings joined the NLA’s board of directors in June 2016 as a non-executive director.

In addition to this role he is also a member of the appointments panel at the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

His prior experience includes three years as president of the Newspaper Society and chairman of the News Media Association. 

During his professional career he spent six years as chief executive officer of the publishing group Archant and has 20 years’ experience in chief financial officer and director roles at various organisations.

He replaces Carolyn Uphill, who since becoming chairman in 2013 has overseen the growth of the organisation, with an increase of 16,000 paying members. In total the NLA now works with 81,000 landlords, up from 39,000 from 2013.

“I too want to put our members at the heart of everything we do and my focus will be to ensure that they have the support they need to make a success of renting homes. I look forward to helping the organisation continue to grow our membership and to improve our strength in numbers, which I believe is crucial if we want to enhance our authority and better assert the landlord’s perspective to policy makers and in public debate” says Jeakings.

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