The Association of Residential Letting Agents has announced the appointment of its new Managing Director Designate.
David Cox, previously of the National Landlords Association, will join ARLA with immediate effect and shadow current Managing Director, Ian Potter, until fully assuming the Managing Director role on 16 June, following the NFoPP AGM on 13 June.
The five month period of joint directorship has been agreed to enable a smooth leadership transition.
ARLA said that Cox had a strong policy and stakeholder engagement background, having held previous senior policy roles at the NLA and the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI). A trained barrister, he worked as a Crown Court clerk before acting as Parliamentary Advisor to a well-known backbench MP.
Cox said: “I am delighted to be joining ARLA and look forward to applying the experience and knowledge gained at UIPI and NLA to ensure continued success for its membership and the lettings industry.
“It is an exciting time for the lettings industry and I will work hard to ensure ARLA’s voice is heard across the policy, media and broader business sphere.”
Mark Hayward, current Managing Director of the NAEA said: “We had some excellent applicants for the role, but all agreed that David was the right person for the job. I look forward to working with David over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition and that the highest standards to our membership are maintained.”