LSL, the parent company of brands including Reeds Rains, Your Move and Marsh & Parsons, has announced its new executive director for estate agency.
She is Helen Buck. Although she comes from outside the industry, she has been an independent non-executive director at LSL for the last five years.
LSL emphasised that during this time “she has had close involvement with senior management within the LSL estate agency business”.
Buck comes from a predominantly retail background.
She was previously chief operating officer at wholesaler firm Palmer and Harvey, but stepped down last April after just five months with the company.
Her CV includes senior positions at Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Woolworth and Safeway.
At LSL, Buck succeeds Adrian Gill, whose departure was announced last April.
Gill – who is joining the merged firms of Romans and Leaders as group managing director of Property Services Holdings – went on to serve out his full notice.
He finally left LSL last month. He has yet to join his new employers, with a spokesperson saying that Gill is taking a period of leave and is due to join later this year.