Comings & Goings


Julian Sill joins Simpsons Property Experts 

Julian Sill

Julian Sill, a former property partner at Purplebricks, has joined Simpsons Property Experts as head of recruitment and regional development manager.

Sill has worked in the industry for almost 40 years, having started his estate agency career at Colliers Bigwood and Bewley in 1985. He went on to work for Bernard Thorpe, Anthony Hickman Estate Agents, Oaklands Estate Agents, Ross on Wye, Taylors Estate Agents, Town & Country Property Services, Shipways Estate Agents, and Halifax/Reeds Rains Estate.

He later embarked on a career as a self-employed estate agent, working with Estates, Century 21 and Purplebricks, the latter of which he spent almost seven years, prior to a brief stint at RE/MAX England & Wales last year.

Sill will collaborate closely with Simpsons Property Experts’ Milton Keynes agent William Coulson, in expanding his territory whilst extending the recently launched brand’s reach nationally.

Sill said: “It’s William’s enthusiasm for this way of working, combined with my experiences over the last 39 years, that reaffirms my belief in the self-employed/franchise model of estate agency as the way forward.”

Clive Beattie to leave as chief financial officer

Clive Beattie has announced that Clive Beattie, Group CFO, will be leaving by mutual agreement following the sale of its networks division to The Property Franchise Group (TPFG).

Beattie joined the group in January 2023 to consider and implement strategic options for shareholders. Having identified a sale of the Networks division as the preferred short-term strategy to maximise shareholder value, he led the process that culminated in the sale of the business to TPFG.

Jon Cooke, CEO, commented “I would like to thank Clive for all his hard work in the time he has been with us, in particular for his leadership in overseeing the exit from our Networks division for our shareholders. On behalf of myself and the Board, I wish him the best in his future endeavours.”

Housemark makes two senior appointments

Janeen Wilson

Housemark, jointly owned by the National Housing Federation and the Chartered Institute of Housing, has appointed Janeen Wilson and Elliot Collins to the roles of chief finance officer and chief customer officer respectively.

Wilson joins the team after working as a M&A integration manager at GlobalData Plc, an organisation that provides data, analysis and solutions to a wide range of global industries. Before starting her new role with Housemark, shew also held a chief financial officer position at LMC International.

Wilson will take the lead on Housemark’s financial strategy and provide financial advice and support to Housemark’s CEO and board.

Collins has previous senior experience within the housing sector. Prior to this role he held customer success leadership positions including Aareon, a leading provider of housing management software and digital solutions for UK social housing landlords.

In his position as Housemark’s chief customer officer, Collins will be responsible for developing and implementing a customer success strategy to align with Housemark’s vision, while ensuring outstanding customer experience across all of Housemark’s platforms and channels.

Elliot Collins

Rob Griffiths, chief executive officer at Housemark, said: “These are two crucial roles and I am thrilled we can welcome colleagues of the calibre of Janeen and Elliot to Housemark. They both have many years of experience in relevant industries, which will bring solid knowledge and understanding to their teams, and continue to improve our service to clients. As both are taking on senior roles, they’ll also be instrumental in providing support to our senior team and board.”

Wilson commented: “Housemark is renowned for delivering quality data and insights to a range of housing clients and I’m excited to be able to offer my contributions in this new role.”

Collins added: “Having worked in housing previously, I’m looking forward to applying my current knowledge and expertise to a new organisation, its customers and ultimately their tenants and residents.”

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