Valunation Chartered Surveyors managing director Alison Beech is retiring after eight years leading the firm.
Beech will leave at the end of January 2018. She will be replaced by Paul Lancaster, who is operations director of Valunation’s parent, Spicerhaart Group.
Beech has had profit and loss responsibility for Valunation since 2010 and was formally appointed to lead Valunation in January 2013.
She says: “After 37 years of full time work I want to take the opportunity to do some travelling and to focus on my marathon running.
“It is certainly not my intention to leave the world of work altogether however, and I am already looking at a number of advisory roles in the private and public sector.
“As MD of Valunation I have been very fortunate to have an exceptional leadership team around me and I know that I leave the business in the safest of hands.”
Spicerhaart national operations director John Phillips says: “I would like to thank Alison for the sterling work she has done over the past ten years.”
Spicerhaart launched Valunation in 2007.