Deposit protection organisation the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has announced that current ARLA Propertymark Vice President Claire Lloyd will be joining its team.
Lloyd, who will be taking up her new role this month, has been recruited as a business development manager and will be tasked with attracting letting agents to join TDS' custodial scheme.
She will work alongside Rebecca Johnston, the managing director of TDS Custodial.
Vice President of ARLA since June last year, Lloyd has most recently worked as a lettings consultant after selling her agency business Claire Lloyd Properties.
The agent was a founder member of TDS and has been a Fellow of both ARLA and the NAEA since 2007.
“I’m excited to be joining TDS at this time and to be able to use my hands-on experience of the lettings world to help build the company’s business," says Lloyd.
"From my dealings with TDS over the years I know it’s a company whose ethos and goals very much match my own.”
TDS chief executive Steve Harriott adds: “Claire is well-known and well-connected within our industry and it's really great to have her on board.”
“She has unrivalled experience in lettings and deposits and is passionate about raising standards in the industry."
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