Mark Lewis joins us as Group Chairman

We’re pleased to welcome Mark Lewis as our new Group Chairman. Mark’s appointment comes at a key time for iamproperty, as work is well underway as we deliver on our vision of an integrated ecosystem of solutions for Estate Agents. His appointment comes following the announcement of Perwyn as our new Private Equity partner last month.

Mark has a highly successful track record of leading and scaling ambitious businesses with great technology at their heart, just like ours. With a shared passion for challenging the norm to offer consumers a more compelling and better way, there is a strong synergy between us.

During an impressive career, Mark was Managing Director of eBay UK, scaling the online auction business to become a major force in UK retail. As Retail Director on the board of John Lewis, he helped grow the business to become the market-leading multi-channel retailer in the UK.

Mark was previously CEO of MoneySupermarket Group plc, scaling the price comparison business and helping households save over £2bn from their bills each year. He is currently a Non-Executive Director for both Santander UK and Direct Line Group plc, and a Trustee of The Photographers’ Gallery.

Mark said: “I am impressed by how iamproperty has successfully disrupted the property industry to bring more speed and security for both Estate Agents and consumers. What the founders Ben and Jamie have built is already impressive, with innovative modern auction solutions based on strong technology and a fantastic service proposition. They have a deep understanding of the industry and the needs of Estate Agents, and I’m looking forward to working together to see their ecosystem vision fulfilled.”

Our Co-Founder Ben Ridgway added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Mark. He brings a huge raft of experience which is really relevant for the direction of travel of the business, as we deliver on our ecosystem vision. We’re at a key point with the innovation behind this, with some new features and solution launches coming in the New Year. A huge thanks to Mark Goddard for his time as Chairman, during what was a very exciting period of organic growth and acquisition.”

Gurinder Sunner, Partner at Perwyn, also commented: “We invested in iamproperty to support the business, and there is a great synergy between our teams. We are delighted with Mark Lewis’ appointment as the new Group Chairman of the company, and we look forward to working with him to leverage his formidable experience and strategic insight in guiding iamproperty as it continues to scale. Attracting a Chairman of Mark’s calibre is another testament to the impressive business that Ben and Jamie have built; with Mark being excellently placed to help drive iamproperty’s expansion.”

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