AIM-listed firm OnTheMarket, which operates property portal, has appointed Jason Tebb as Chief Executive Officer.

Tebb begins the role in December 2020, subject to completion of the normal regulatory due diligence.

The 45 year old brings to the role property and estate agency experience across digital and physical markets, having been Group COO of Ultimate Holdings for the last three years, a group of companies, specialising in property investment and finance, property management, property development and property technology.

Prior to this, Tebb successfully launched, scaled and exited Ivy Gate, an estate and letting agency, was a Regional Managing Director at Main Market listed LSL Property Services PLC for three years and held senior management positions at agents Chestertons and Foxtons.

Since 9 March 2020, Clive Beattie has been Acting CEO in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer until the formal recruitment process for a permanent CEO was completed.

Beattie will continue as acting CEO until Tebb joins the Aldershot-headquartered group, at which point he will resume his role as CFO.

Christopher Bell, Non-Executive Chairman, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Jason to OnTheMarket. Following a thorough evaluation of candidates, we believe Jason has the skills and sector experience to take the Group forward and achieve our objective of building a strong, agent-backed, profitable and technology-enabled business.

“Jason brings considerable experience in the property industry, particularly having previously run and grown a successful estate and letting agent, which will help drive our ambition to become the portal of choice for agents and consumers.

Jason Tebb, incoming CEO, added: “Having worked in the estate agency sector for the last two decades, I have first-hand experience in both the digital and physical arenas, and from a single office independent agent to large national agent businesses.

This gives me a true understanding of the challenges agents face today and I’m really looking forward to engaging with our client base to ensure we can best support them going forwards.”