Senior industry figure Ian McKenzie (pictured, right) has left Countrywide after five and a half years as its South Central Retail Director to take up the position of CEO at The Guild of Property Professionals.McKenzie replaces Marcus Whewell, who for the past nine years has steered the organisation and has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of parent company GPEA.“I have worked for The Guild for the past nine years and have seen it grow and develop into a network of nearly 800 Members. I am very proud of this achievement,” says Marcus.GPEA includes agent Fine & Country, media services company PropertyLogic and online-only agent PropertyPlatform as well as the guild.McKenzie has worked in the industry for 30 years including running three West Country branches for Hambro Countrywide during the 1990s, then as an area manager for Halifax Property Services plus running his own property and financial services business. He later went on to be managing director of franchise-based agency Enfields in Hampshire before joining Countrywide in 2011.“I am delighted to be working closely with The Guild again, to support and enhance the excellent relationships we have with our members and expand the network further,” says McKenzie.“Having been a Guild & Fine and Country Member for 10 years and recently working in the corporate environment, I fully understand the new challenges independent agents face and how The Guild can be influential in overcoming them.”McKenzie will have his work cut out; a new memberships organisation with similar aims to The Guild of Property Professionals, CIELA, is about to launch with the aim of representing the interests of independent estate agents which is the Guild’s core market.Ian McKenzie Countrywide The Guild of Professional Estate Agents March 1, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Senior Countrywide figure Ian McKenzie to head up Guild previous nextAgencies & PeopleSenior Countrywide figure Ian McKenzie to head up GuildFormer South Central Retail Director at Countrywide replaces Marcus Whewell at 800-strong agent clubNigel Lewis1st March 201702,300 Views
The 67-year-old will survey a display of modern military might involving over 13,000 troops, with more than 20 items of hardware on show for the first time including Tosochka flame-throwers, T-90M tanks and Buk-M3 surface-to-air missile systems.Vintage vehicles such as the workhorse T-34 tank will also be on display and some troops will wear World War II uniforms.Putin, whose two-year-old brother died as Nazis encircled Leningrad, has sought to associate his regime with the most revered aspect of the Soviet era: wartime victory.Ahead of the parade, he slammed the West for “insulting Russia” by playing down the USSR’s role in winning the war.While Putin has pushed for the parade, some have voiced fears over the risk of infection, with mass public events still formally banned in Moscow.The event will see troops from 13 countries including China and India marching and more than 200 military vehicles rolling down central streets. ‘Historic truth’ More than a dozen Russian cities and regions have opted not to hold parades on the same day, citing virus risks, although events will go ahead in cities including Saint Petersburg and Volgograd.Showing jitters, both Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov have advised people to watch it on television rather than attend in person.”Why in hell are you holding it if you don’t recommend going?” top opposition politician Alexei Navalny asked in a live blog.At rehearsals, troops were wearing masks and rubber gloves but they will not do so on the day, an army source told AFP.Preference was given to troops with virus antibodies, the defense ministry said.Seated at intervals in the stands will be veterans who have been quarantined ahead of the event in sanatoriums, Putin’s spokesman Peskov said.French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are among international leaders who were initially set to attend but have since cancelled.However, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese defense minister Wei Fenghe are expected to be there.Putin has angered some by fast-tracking the parade and the constitution vote while he remains carefully shielded from the virus.The opposition slammed him for timing the vote to benefit from a mood of patriotism straight after the parade.Navalny questioned why “this fraudulent, fake vote has to be dressed up with victory celebrations and victory symbols like tinsel”.One Moscow billboard urging Russians to vote shows a little girl in World War II uniform with the slogan: “We’ll protect the memory of our ancestors.”The constitutional amendments proposed by Putin include one honoring war victims and defending “historic truth”. Thousands of Russian troops will march in Moscow on Wednesday as President Vladimir Putin brushes off virus fears to host a World War II commemoration ahead of a crucial vote on his rule.The military display in Red Square to mark 75 years since the Soviet victory in World War II had been scheduled for May 9 but the Kremlin postponed it citing requests from veterans, as coronavirus cases shot up.Putin rescheduled the event as soon as lockdown measures eased, keen to move on from an outbreak that has hit his country hard. With more than 8,000 recorded fatalities and around 580,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections, Russia has the pandemic’s third largest caseload after the United States and Brazil.The parade coincides with the anniversary of the first post-war parade on Red Square, which saw Soviet troops throw down Nazi standards in front of the Lenin mausoleum on June 24, 1945.It comes just a week ahead of a national vote on constitutional amendments that would allow Putin, in power since 2000, to reset his term-limit clock to zero and stay in the Kremlin until 2036.The parade will be Putin’s first major appearance in public since the pandemic, after he attended an open-air flag-raising ceremony on June 12. Topics :
However, selector Tommy Toomey is warning that the players can’t take their eyes off the ball ahead of this weekend’s provincial clash with Waterford.Tipp face the Déise at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, on Sunday – the winners will go on to play the Rebels on June 12th.Tommy say it’d great to meet Cork again. Tipp FM’s full, live coverage of the match at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, will be brought to you in association with Centra.We’ll also have regular updates on the Munster Junior Championship match between the counties, which takes place at the same venue at 1.30pm on Sunday.
Amongst the other fixtures Clare beat Waterford by 1-10 to 0-8 at Meelick.It was a successful competitive start for new Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald.They beat UCD by 5-31 to 1-08 in the first round of the Walsh Cup in Gorey.Tipperary native Eamonn Kelly’s first match in charge of Laois ended in a 3-18 to 0-22 win over NUIG in Rathdowney. The senior side went down 3-11 to 1-3 to Eamon Fitzmaurice’s side in their Group A clashDiarmuid Foley got Tipp’s goal in yesterday’s match at Austin Stack Park, Tralee.Kearns wasn’t overly concerned about the result