Landmark Information Group Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Landmark Information Group Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Mark Milner to advise DMGT Chairman and Chief Executive on disruptive opportunities in property.  Landmark appoints Simon Brown as CEO and Stephen Stout as Executive Chairman.

Landmark Information Group, the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, today announces the appointment of Simon Brown as its new Chief Executive Officer and Stephen Stout as its new Executive Chairman.  The appointment comes as current CEO Mark Milner takes on the newly created role of Senior Adviser to DMGT to identify and develop next generation opportunities in the property space.

Simon Brown is a talented leader, with a proven track record across multiple technologies and disciplines. In his previous roles, in both large corporates and small VC-backed environments, he has led remarkable growth, taking business units and small-to-medium enterprises to market leadership. Previous roles include Group CEO at Usha Martin Technologies, CEO at ip.access, and the CEO of Telsis. Most recently, he founded a start-up called Relmatech, a global leader in providing digital ID and drones tracking.

Stephen Stout is a highly experienced Board-level executive. Previously, CEO of Landmark from 2003 to 2013, he went to become CEO of dmg Information Asia Pacific and has also acted as an adviser and Board member to a number of tech companies both in the UK and overseas in recent years. He brings with him extensive knowledge of the UK and international property market and has over 25 years of unmatched experience in B2B information companies, media and software.

Paul Zwillenberg, CEO of Landmark parent company DMGT said: “I am thrilled that Simon Brown is joining Landmark as Chief Executive and bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise. To have Stephen Stout returning as Executive Chairman completes the formidable team.

“As digitisation moves ever-faster, Landmark is poised for its next phase of growth as it continues to offer products and services that its customers rely on time and time again. Building on an excellent foundation, I am excited about what lies ahead, and confident that we have the right team to make the most of the opportunities this market represents for us.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to the vast contributions Mark Milner has made to Landmark and to DMGT. Under his leadership, Landmark focused on growing its core business, developing new ventures and expanding into new markets. His vision and dedication have driven Landmark to become a true leader and he has left an indelible mark on both the company and the industry.

“From his time at dmg media to working at Digital Property Group to being CEO at Landmark, Mark’s strategic mind and creative approach has always impressed me. I look forward to working more closely with him as he takes on his role of Senior Adviser, focusing on the future of the property market.”

Simon Brown said: “The market for property information is evolving and dynamic.  This is an exciting and important time for Landmark. Recent changes within the property and search market have shown than Landmark’s products are more important than ever.  We have the deepest bench of top talent in the industry, and a breadth of products, innovations and customer relationships that is unmatched.  I’m thrilled to be joining this world-class team as we continue to innovate, grow and help lead the next wave of transformation.”

Mark Milner said: “Landmark has grown rapidly over the last few years and is very well placed to continue to be successful during its next phase of growth. I’m proud of what we at Landmark have accomplished together as a team, and I’m confident that with Simon and Stephen at the helm, our company and our customers are in the best possible hands. I look forward to joining DMGT and supporting the Group as we explore further opportunities within the property market.”

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About Landmark Information

Landmark Information is the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, including digital mapping and environmental risk reports for property professionals.

It provides environmental, planning and other location-based risk information to the residential and commercial property sectors in England, Wales and Scotland, supporting legal and conveyancing professionals in their property due diligence, in line with the Law Society and SRA requirements.  

Landmark’s data and reports interpret risk and provide clear, concise guidance and solutions (where risk is identified) to ensure that conveyancers meet regulatory requirements, as well as ensuring transactions progress as smoothly as possible with purchasers able to make fully-informed decisions.

Landmark’s RiskView all-in-one environmental reports, offer a unique online viewer to help legal professionals and consumers understand and visualise potential risks at a given address. It provides concise and easy-to-interpret Contaminated Land, Flood, Ground Hazards and Energy & Infrastructure risk data, as well as interactive maps and further information for the buyer.  RiskView reports are available for both residential and commercial transactions.

In addition, the Landmark Academy was launched to help property lawyers and conveyancers meet the evolving training requirements, while maintaining competencies. The Academy provides guidance on Landmark reports, includes on-demand webinars and a range of supporting materials, and is available to access free of charge.

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