Lettings industry regulatory trade body the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has announced the appointment of two new joint chairs to its board.
Danny Zane and Emma Glencross will take over from long-serving board member and former chairman Patricia Barber.
Both Danny Zane and Emma Glencross have previously served as council members and complaints officers for the AIIC, which is the UK's largest membership organisation for regulated independent inventory clerks.
The joint chairs say they are looking to boost the organisation's membership, media presence and capacity for lobbying.
"I'm delighted to be taking on the role as joint chair alongside Emma," says Danny Zane.
"Having served as an AIIC board member for several years, I'm very passionate about this organisation."
Emma Glencross adds: "Since its inception over 20 years ago, the remit of the AIIC has always been to highlight the benefits of independent inventories and raise standards in the growing lettings sector."
"This is something Danny and I hope to continue and improve during our tenure as joint chairs."
"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Patricia Barber and the rest of the board members for all the great work they have done for the AIIC over the years," say Danny Zane and Emma Glencross, in a joint statement.
A former legal secretary and litigation clerk, Emma Glencross is now company director of Professional Residential, a North London independent inventory firm.
Meanwhile, Danny Zane is managing director of My Property Inventories, a firm which provides inventories across London and the surrounding areas.
His firm works with local councils as well as a number of high profile letting agents, including Countrywide, Connells, Knight Frank and Belvoir.
The AIIC says it will soon be looking to fill other positions within the council and is encouraging interested members to get in contact with the central office.