PEXA appoint new UK CEO

PEXA Group Limited has announced the appointment of Joe Pepper as UK CEO, charged with delivering the “game changing PEXA solution to UK customers and industry.”

Until recently Pepper was CEO at conveyancing search and technology provider tmgroup but stepped down last month following the sale of the business to Aurelius for up to £91m, and follows an extensive search following former CEO James Bawa’s decision to exit PEXA in the Summer.

Pepper is described by PEXA Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Glenn King, as a “seasoned executive with over 25 years business process re-engineering executive experience across the financial, legal and property sectors – the last 10 years in delivering technology solutions to the UK conveyancing and lending markets.”

“Joe is a driven business leader with an outstanding record for delivering growth in multiple roles across different companies and sectors,”

“His experience particularly in the past decade in both sectors makes him a uniquely ideal candidate to deliver on our PEXA UK strategy into FY24 and beyond.”

King added.

Pepper has previously been Managing Director of EDM Mortgage Support Services; Business Development Director for RR Donnelley Global Document Solutions; and banking operations and sales executive roles with UBS Investment Bank and ABN Amro.

Commenting on the new role Pepper said

“It didn’t take me long to become hugely excited by the potential that the PEXA Group can bring to developing better ways of working in the UK Property Market. PEXA has the experience to develop UK specific tools to make the current process easier and more secure for everybody involved, which remains my over-riding ambition for the market.”

“Joe is passionate about making a change in the purchasing landscape and is excited to lead PEXA’s UK growth agenda,” Mr King said.

Mr Pepper will commence on 2 October. He will sit on the PEXA Group Executive Team and become a member of the PEXA UK Board chaired by John Hooper.

Discussing PEXA’s direction of travel King said

“We are at an exciting juncture in our PEXA UK growth story where we are laser focussed on executing our strategy. We have made good progress, launching PEXA Pay and PEXA Go, onboarded lenders onto our platform, and acquired Optima Legal to strengthen our PEXA rollout.

“Our experience in the market has convinced us that there is a strategic need for the PEXA platform with stakeholders positive about the improved customer experience. Leveraging Optima Legal in conjunction with PEXA UK will be important to unlocking this opportunity to fundamentally improve the operation of the property market in the UK.”

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