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NLA installs new board members

Three new non-executive directors have been appointed to the board of the National Landlords Association (NLA).

Adrian Jeakings, Steve Simpson and Dietmar Walter will take office with effect from 1 September 2016, and will contribute significantly to the NLA’s board in its quest to develop strategies that ensure that the NLA is effective, robust, and financially capable of supporting its members, through campaigns, support, advice, and the provision of best practice in the private rented sector.

Adrian Jeakings has over 25 years of experience working at board level in executive and non-executive roles, including six years as CEO of Archant and three years as president of the Newspaper Society and chairman of the News Media Association.


Dietmar Walter has extensive experience in digital data analytics, market research and in managing a property portfolio first-hand. Now an IT, Business Growth and Transformation Consultant he was formerly CEO of Commetric Ltd and vice president of GMI Inc., a digital marketing analytics and technology company.

Steve Simpson has worked closely with the NLA over the years, and is experienced at senior management and board levels in financial services, having operated as national sales manager for NLA Mortgages and was an NLA representative for the North East of England.

All three of the new non-executive board members are also NLA Accredited Landlords.

NLA chairman Carolyn Uphill said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new non-executive directors to the NLA Board.

“Adrian Jeakings, Dietmar Walter and Steve Simpson bring a wealth of experience and expertise from their careers working in the PRS, financial services, digital media, and marketing.

“As members of the board, their experience will be invaluable in strengthening the NLA, ensuring that it can continue to develop while providing its growing membership with all the support and guidance they need to excel in the world of buy-to-let.”

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