Ex-NAEA boss joins SAVA board

Surveyors and Valuers Accreditation has appointed Hugh Dunsmore-Hardy, former chief executive of the National Association of Estate Agents, as a non-executive director.

SAVA has a government contract to disseminate information on the home condition report – a key part of the seller&#39s pack scheduled for launch before 2005.

Dunsmore-Hardy has extensive experience of developing and delivering training programmes gained during his time with the NAEA and while working as regional estate agency manager with Bristol & West during the 1990s.

Ian Loncaster, SAVA chairman, says: “Hugh has a very positive, sound and pragmatic approach to improving the homebuying process and recognises that the current system fails the consumer at a number of levels.

“We are delighted that he has agreed to join the board of directors, bearing in mind the pivotal role that estate agents will play in delivering seller&#39s packs.”

Dunsmore-Hardy says: “I very much look forward to working with the other members of the board during the lead up to implementation of seller&#39s packs.”