Property management specialist David Clark has joined Centrick as non-executive chairman to support the company’s service driven, national growth strategy.
David is well known across the property sector and was until recently chair and co-owner at Mainstay Group, a national residential leasehold and mixed-use asset manager based in Worcester.
He said: “I’m hugely excited to be joining Centrick, which is a fantastic business. I have known founder James Ackrill for some time and we come from a similar business background.
“I owned and managed Mainstay and we had a fast growth story and the company was very successful. I think Centrick can be even better. It is a great brand, it’s full of great people, and it was exciting to be asked to come and work alongside James and the management team to strategically deliver exceptional service.
“The next few years is going to see this business kick on to a national size and presence and it will be noted across the property sector. It has all the right ingredients to succeed and has a very strong leadership team and that is half the battle.”
He added: “My role is to bring an independent oversight to the board and leadership team, bringing my sector experience, to chair operations, board and main board meetings to make sure the agenda deals with leadership matters, strategy, oversight, governance, risk and to be a critical friend to the leadership team.”
James Ackrill, founder of Centrick, said: “There are very few people with the enormous knowledge and experience David has gained in the property sector. He has earned a first class reputation as one of the sector’s true leaders and we are excited that he will be bringing his impressive talents to Centrick as we plot our sustainable national growth strategy, supported by our exceptional leadership team.”
An experienced board director and chair, David has spent most of his career in property services and leasehold management. He was an owner at Mainstay Group until exit in 2021 and held roles including business development director, managing director and chair.
During his time as an operational director David was a board member of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) for 13 years and was chair between 2002 and 2005. During that time he was closely involved in the formation of the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM), and returned to chair the organisation between 2012 to 2014.
David currently sits on the Board of Housing 21 and chairs their Asset and Investment Committee. He sits on the board of Platform Housing Group and was, until last year, chair of Platform Property Care. He also sits as independent director and chair of Queen Alexandra College Enterprises.
David believes that the property services sector continues to offer significant and exciting opportunities. He brings a wealth of operational and senior sector experience and continues to be passionate about delivering best in class services to customers in a compliant, low risk environment.
Centrick has grown consistently since its inception by successfully prioritising innovation, expertise, and building trusted relationships with its clients to deliver high quality service and results. First opening its doors in 2005, the agency now has over 20,000 properties across the UK on its books and manages over £3 billion in client assets. Contact us for more information.
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