NAEA rebuffs calls to halt election for Vice President

first_imgAn attempt to halt the voting process for the post of Vice President of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has been turned down by Chief Executive Mark Hayward in an email sent to SW-based agent Chris Wood yesterday.In it Mark confirms that he and the NAEA Propertymark board had been made aware of Chris’s request to halt the election process, and that they were also aware of the new processes in place to elect the Vice President, and other posts.The email also says Mark and the board were aware of Chris’s concerns about the process but were “completely satisfied that the process was correct and robust [and that] therefore the election will go forward in the normal manner.Final responseMark also said it would be the NAEA’s final response with Chris prior to the AGM on June 16.On Wednesday Chris had previously written to Mark asking him to confirm whether due processes was adhered to and suggesting that the NAEA appeared to “be playing for time” and wanted to “obfuscate due process”.Chris Wood was one of several agents proposed for the Vice President role but, following a panel interview, not proposed as a candidate to be considered by the membership via a vote.UnconstitutionalHe told The Negotiator that he believed the current election process to be “unconstitutional and will be vigorously challenged”.Voting opened on 29th May and is due to close on 14th June for the post, which is to be vacated by current VP Mark Bentley.Chris Wood led a charge two weeks ago to question plans put forward by NAEA executive chairman Mark Hamer in a special resolution to be voted on at the next AGM. These include a smaller board and the exclusion of NAEA and ARLA presidents from board meetings from next year onwards.National Association of Estate Agents Mark Hayward NAEA propertymark chris Wood June 2, 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 » Associations & Bodies » NAEA rebuffs calls to halt election for Vice President previous nextAssociations & BodiesNAEA rebuffs calls to halt election for Vice PresidentAttempt by Chris Wood and others fails after Mark Hayward says he and board are “completely satisfied” with process.Nigel Lewis2nd June 20170689 Viewslast_img read more