One of Countrywide’s most senior figures, Lee Wainwright, has joined Purplebricks as operations director.
Wainwright was with Countrywide as managing director for 27 years, leaving in December – amid a significant number of high-level departures in Countrywide’s latest re-structure.
Latterly, between October 2015 and December last year, he was managing director of Bairstow Eves and Mann London, responsible for 116 branches.
According to his Linked In profile, he then spent just two months ‘exploring opportunities’.
At Countrywide he was also in charge of the ‘transformation’ of Countrywide Anglia.
He has now joined Purplebricks, where this morning a spokesperson said: “We are pleased to confirm that Lee Wainwright has joined our business as operations director. He’s a strong addition to our management team and has the drive, commitment and enthusiasm to help us grow our brand and offer our customers an even better service.
“Lee has a first rate reputation in the industry and we will continue to recruit first class people to our collective business.”