New UK boss takes the helm at Purplebricks
Estate agent disrupter Purplebricks Group has appointed Lee Wainwright as chief executive officer of its UK operations with immediate effect.
Wainwright, who has served as chief operations officer since 15 March 2017, joined the company following a 26-year career with Countrywide where he was divisional managing director for 12 years.
He has overseen the development of Purplebricks’ operational and customer service teams and systems to support its rapid expansion and next stage of growth.
“We are very fortunate to have someone of Lee’s experience and track record in the industry heading up our UK business,” said group CEO Michael Bruce (pictured).
“He brings with him extensive leadership and industry expertise from his senior roles at Countrywide, and has already demonstrated his value in his time as COO at Purplebricks.
“Having grown to be one of the leading estate agents in the country in such a short period of time brings with it the need to develop and scale up our people and capabilities in customer service, recruitment, training, and build a broader business offering.
“We are committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service through a resourceful and agile technology platform and our talented pool of employees and management. I believe that Lee is the best person to lead this expansion and to grow the strong culture that exists in our special business.”