Rob Quayle is to become the interim Chief Executive of Housemark from 1 February, with Laurice Ponting leaving for personal family reasons.

Rob joined Housemark in early 2022 following a progressive career in technology, strategy, and transformation, working with leading consumer brands, private equity, and property. He moves from his current role as Chief Technology Officer, where he has made a significant contribution already, enhancing Housemark’s digital inspection app Photobook, which is designed to help landlords tackle building safety, stock condition, resident engagement, and service delivery efficiency.

Laurice, who joined Housemark in 2016, said:

“While I am very sorry to be leaving Housemark, I am pleased that the Board has asked Rob to take on the role of interim Chief Executive. I know that Housemark is in good hands with Rob, and I am looking forward to seeing Housemark continue to grow and enhance its support to organisations across the UK.

“It has been an enormous privilege to lead Housemark and work with all our customers and stakeholders over the past six years. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved during my time here, cementing our place as the leading data and insight consultancy for the UK housing sector.”

Rob said:

“On behalf of everyone at Housemark and all our partners, I would like to thank Laurice for her personal contribution over the past six years. I’m looking forward to stepping into my new role and am excited to be working with our customers to deliver a new vision to tackle the multiple challenges the sector is facing.”