Michael Robson steps down as Chief Executive of Andrews Property Group after 35 years
Andrews Property Group has announced that Michael Robson has stepped down as Chief Executive. Whilst he will remain with the company until the end of the year in an advisory role, David Westgate who has been Managing Director of the group’s lettings and management business for the last 20 years has assumed the role of Group Chief Executive with immediate effect.
Michael Robson joined Andrews 40 years ago and became the Group Chief Executive just five years later. He has overseen significant growth in the business; spearheaded the introduction of industry-leading technology; and personally won several awards.
Commenting on his departure, Michael said: “Having had the privilege of working with some outstanding people at Andrews over the years, it was not an easy decision to retire but I know David is the best person to lead the group into the next era. His considerable experience, not only at Andrews but more widely in the industry, will serve him and the business well.”
In addition to his advisory role at Andrews Property Group, Michael Robson will continue to serve on the board of the Property Ombudsman, as well as on the board of some of the businesses and organisations which have received grants from the Andrews Charitable Trust.
Speaking on his promotion to Group Chief Executive, David Westgate added: “The property industry is such an exciting place to work and I feel passionately about the role Andrews has to play in moving it forward. Whilst some in the sector speak of uncertainty, I prefer to focus on certainties. I’m confident that we have a very positive future ahead of us and am delighted to be leading the team moving forward.”