Bob Scarff and Nick Dunning to step down at Countrywide

Countrywide plc

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bob Scarff, Managing Director of Estate Agency and Nick Dunning, Group Commercial Director at Countrywide plc will step down from their positions at the company in the coming weeks.

Bob Scarff has built and navigated the estate agency business to success over the past 37 years. He started his career as a trainee negotiator at Taylors estate agents in 1978, when the company was under private ownership, and became the managing director of the UK’s largest estate agency network. Bob intends to pursue his own personal ambitions outside of the Group and will step down on 29 May 2015.

Nick Dunning has made tremendous contribution throughout his seven years at Countrywide, most notably building the lettings business to its market leading position today. Countywide, the UK’s largest letting agent continues to grow with 28 letting acquisitions in 2014 and similar level of investment to be made in 2015. Nick is leaving the company to pursue other things and will step down at the end of April 2015.

Both businesses will report directly to Alison Platt and Chief Financial Officer Jim Clarke in the interim.

Commenting Alison Platt, Chief Executive Officer, Countrywide plc, said:

“Both Bob and Nick have built tremendous foundations in the Countrywide group and enabled us to look forward with great ambition. We wish them both well as they enter the next phase of their careers.”


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