Andrews Property Group has announced that Jim Glover will stand down from his role as Group Chairman at the end of 2017.
He will be succeeded by Steven Esom, who will take up his new role in the new year.
Jim Glover has served two terms in the Group Chairman role over a period of six years.
During this time, he has overseen the development of a new group-wide strategy, the roll out of new branding and the transition period during which David Westgate took up the role of Group CEO and the board was further strengthened.
He will move on to take up the prestigious role of High Sheriff of Surrey.
Speaking of his tenure at Andrews Property Group, Jim Glover commented: “Andrews has gone through a huge period of transition in recent times yet continues to place great importance on the fundamentals on which the business was built and to have been part of that is something that I shall always value.
“The time is, however, right to move on to new challenges and I wish the entire Andrews team all the very best for what I’m sure will be a very successful future.”
Group Chief Executive, David Westgate and Non-Executive Director, Paul Heal have worked together on the search for Jim’s replacement – a process which was handled by Executive Search & Recruitment firm, Saxon Bampfylde.
Steven Esom was selected for the role and brings with him an enviable career history spent mostly in the retail sector, notably at Sainsburys, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose where he held the role of Managing Director.
Esom concludes: “Andrews Property Group stands out within the property sector as a firm built on integrity and deeply-held values. This makes it a both unique and interesting company to join and I’m very much looking forward to bringing my skills and experience to play with the entire Andrews’ team.”