PEXA UK announce further board additions

The UK arm of PEXA, the Australian property settlement business which launched in the UK in 2022, has announced further additions to it’s board. Nicky Heathcote, current Chair of the Conveyancing Association and former Chief of Staff at the HM Land Registry, and Tim Everest, a banking executive who led the transformation at Pay.UK will join as non-Executive Directors in April 2024.

Heathcote has worked across the property industry over the last 30 years and alongside her role at The Conveyancing Association is also  Chair of the Property Codes Compliance Board (PCCB) Compliance Committee. She has previously  senior public sector roles at HM Land Registry and the Gambling Commission.

Everest has led major digital payment transformation programs at Pay.UK, CHAPS (Clearing House Automated Payment System), Bank of England, Lloyds Banking Group, Deutsche Bank and Cheque & Credit Co. and is described as “specialising in scaling businesses in complex and highly regulated environments.”

PEXA say they will support the organisation through is next phase of growth, which having launched in the remortgage space in 2023, is anticipated to be in private treaty, sale/purchase process later this year.

PEXA UK Chair John Hooper welcomed the appointments saying

“We are delighted that these two highly skilled directors will join our UK Board as PEXA continues its mission to streamline the property and financial conveyancing market in the UK.”

PEXA Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Glenn King added:

“We are thrilled to have Nicky and Tim join the PEXA UK Board and look forward to their collective insights and deep expertise as they support our momentum and growth in the UK.”

The announcement follows the appointments of a new UK CEO in September 2023 and Chief Growth Officer earlier this month. Joe Pepper (CEO) and Matthew Joy (CGO) had previously worked at data and search business TM Group.

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