The newly formed National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has announced Ben Beadle as its new chief executive.
Beadle will become the organisation’s first chief executive when it officially launches on Wednesday 1st January 2020.
The NRLA, formed from the recent merger of the National Landlords Association and the Residential Landlords Association, will aim to deliver a stronger voice for landlords in the private rented sector.
Landlords backed a merger between the two largest landlord organisations in England and Wales earlier this month, which means the NRLA will have a membership of more than 80,000 landlords and manage around half a million properties, which is about 10% of the PRS.
Beadle, who is currently director of operations at Touchstone, part of the Places for People housing group, was previously managing director of TDS Northern Ireland and director of customer service with the TDS. He will join NRLA in November.
Announcing the appointment, Alan Ward, RLA chair, and Adrian Jeakings, NLA chair, said: “Ben has a depth and breadth of knowledge of private renting which will be a tremendous asset to our campaigning and members’ services.”
Both chairmen paid tribute to their respective current chief executives, Richard Lambert at the NLA and Andrew Dixon at the RLA for the dedication to the task and support in the detailed work of bringing the organisations together. Both will leave at the end of the year.