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Zoopla names Sales Advisory Board members - selected to drive sustainable growth in the residential sales market

6th April 2022


Zoopla, the UK’s leading property destination, is pleased to announce the members of its Sales Advisory Board, as well as unveiling its purpose as it seeks to bring agents into the heart of decision making at Zoopla and maximise customer collaboration. It follows the launch of the Lettings Advisory Board late last year, which aims to support the sustainable growth of the lettings market.  


An independent, non-regulatory group, the board unites business leaders and influencers to work in partnership to support the successful and sustainable growth of the residential sales market, while also ensuring vendors and buyers remain at the heart of all decision making. 


The Sales Advisory Board will take place on a quarterly basis, with the first board taking place on Thursday, 24th of March.


Comprising eleven influential figures, the board has been fortified to provide a cross-section of views from across the residential property sector. 


Oliver Blake, Managing Director of Your Move and Reeds Rains will Chair the board and lead the representation of the estate agent community, while other representatives include: 


  • Kate Randall, Managing Director, The Property Franchise Group 

  • Ian Fry, National Operations Director, Connells Group 

  • Lisa MacKenzie, Sales Director, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 

  • Sharon Donaldson, Managing Director, Countrywide PLC 

  • Jason Bunning, Managing Director, Lettings & Business Development, Arun 

  • Estates 


To ensure the wider industry is represented, the remaining places on the board are held by: 


  • Nathan Emerson, CEO, Propertymark 

  • Ben Quiney, Chief Business Developer Officer and Co Founder, Focal Agent 

  • Jamie Cooke, Managing Director, iamsold


Zoopla is represented by its Chief Commercial Officer Andy Marshall, who is also Vice-Chair of the board, and Richard Donnell, Executive Director - Research, at the business. 


Oliver Blake, Managing Director of Your Move and Reeds Rains and Chair of the Sales Advisory Board said: “The Sales Advisory Board represents a great opportunity for the industry to share a platform, debate challenges and opportunities to improve the moving process for consumers. In a post pandemic environment we have seen advancements in technology and new ways of working which, if endorsed and encouraged by industries that influence the housing market, could lead to greater collaboration from agents, lenders and conveyancers, ultimately simplifying the process of buying and selling property.”


Andy Marshall, Chief Commercial Officer at Zoopla and Vice-Chair of the Sales Advisory Board said: "We’re constantly looking for ways to get closer to our customers, and our Sales Advisory Board will enable us to bring agents and the wider industry into the centre of decision making at Zoopla. We’re very pleased that such a respected group has joined the board and we’re looking forward to working together to create a successful industry for buyers, sellers, agents and all other parties involved in the residential property market.”


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