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New Head of Valuations named by John Pye amind continued growth

New Head of Valuations named by John Pye amind continued growth

National online auction platform John Pye Auctions has strengthened its Business and Property department with the promotion of its senior valuer and longstanding colleague, Anna Hall, as its new head of valuations.

In a milestone moment, Anna has also been selected as a member within the NAVA Propertymark Advisory Committee, making her the first woman to obtain the title since Ann Pye nearly three decades ago. The committee is made up of leading figures from across the UK auction community, promoting change and professional standards within the auction industry.

Anna joined the John Pye business assets team more than eight years ago, building on her 15 years’ experience working within chartered accountancy practices, which commenced at KPMG. Anna has worked her way up the ranks and now heads up the business assets valuation team working to ensure continued high standards and innovation.

Anna said:

“I’m thrilled to be taking on my role as head of valuations as it’s a real honour to lead a team of such dedicated and talented valuers and I am really looking forward to continuing the development of the department alongside heads of department Trevor and Charles.

“Alongside this, being appointed to the NAVA Propertymark Advisory Committee gives me a real sense of pride, especially knowing that the last woman to hold the position was Ann Pye. It marks a moment in both my own career and my development at John Pye Auctions that I am extremely proud of.”

Anna carries a wealth of insolvency knowledge predominantly from dealing with liquidations and administrations, while also providing insolvency advice to directors covering many different industry sectors. She held previous roles with Smith Cooper LLP and Dains LLP, progressing with each firm to run larger and more technical cases.

Trevor Palethorpe, associate director and joint head of John Pye Business and Property said:

“This is a great appointment and thoroughly well-deserved by Anna. Our department has seen some amazing growth over the past five years, both in terms of team size and the number of instructions we service annually.

“Anna has been key to this growth. She has shown great dedication and leadership, working tirelessly to boost the department and help mentor and train our younger valuers, who are the future of the practice.”

Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, said:

“We’re extremely pleased to have Anna on board with us on our NAVA Propertymark Advisory Committee. As the first female member on the committee in nearly 30 years, it’s refreshing to have her presence and wealth of knowledge. Her experience will prove invaluable and will provide us with insight to help us better understand what’s going on within the sector.

“Her new role is well-deserved, and we look forward to collaborating and utilising Anna’s newly acquired position to further better our membership offering. We wish her all the best.”

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