Trustees & Ambassadors


Lauren Scott-Simpson

Having started her own sales and lettings agency Trading Places at just 23, Lauren relied on her Propertymark membership for invaluable support during that time. She was voted onto the NAEA Presidential Team in 2017 and saw her Presidency as a way to provide an active role in mentoring and guiding newly qualified agents, or those looking towards a career in the property sector.  In particular, she has a huge interest in supporting women in Estate Agency.  After a very successful presidential term, Lauren was appointed as Chair of The Propertymark Trust, the charitable arm of Propertymark. Lauren has exciting ideas to further grow The Trust, to ensure we are supporting our members and their families.  Lauren’s other passion is her love for horses, she has experienced first hand the healing therapy horses and other animals can give, and is a huge promotor of this to improve wellbeing and reduce stress.  She is a mum to two beautiful little boys, and wife to a very supportive husband!


Elle Wood

When Elle Wood started as a negotiator in a 6-week-old estate agency, just 3 years later, it was assessed by Rightmove and The Property Academy at Number One in the UK out of 26,000 other branches.

This led her being asked to train 100s of estate & and letting agents on how they did it, using the Core Conditions for Success - marketing, processes, and team culture for peak performance.

Elle also runs a marketing agency that supports businesses by giving them back time and reducing their workload with a range of expert help.

Her pre-estate agency life was in psychology and medical fields, so the importance of education and well-being are key personal values she shares with The Propertymark Trust.

Ian Potter

In a career spanning six decades, I began in banking, rising swiftly to branch manager at 24. Shifting to property in the 80s, I became an ARLA director in '93 and later served as Managing Director until retirement in 2016. Post-retirement, I've stayed active in the industry, providing training and qualifications for Propertymark and chairing SafeDeposits Scotland. Alongside professional endeavors, I've been deeply involved in community service, including leadership roles in Round Table and 41 Club. Sports have also played a significant role, from founding rugby clubs to serving as president of my local curling club. Despite considering myself an introvert, I'm driven by a passion for connecting with people and sharing knowledge, both within my family and professional circles.

Michael Day

Michael is a well-known figure with over 48 years in the property industry. He says he started when he was three! He is a Fellow of RICS and of Propertymark NAEA and ARLA and holds anMBA from Reading University. Having held Partner and Director positions in major estate agency groups, Michael founded Integra Property Services in 2003 and provides a range of business consulting, mentoring, training and marketing services. The business has won multiple Supplier awards at the ESTAS, Negotiator and EAMasters.

Michael is a supporter of several charities and has raised significant funds and awareness for Diabetes UK, The NSPCC and many local good causes.

As well as his Trustee role with the Propertymark Trust, Michael is a Founder Member of the estate agency charitable foundation Agents Together and is Chair of the Members at the QED Academy Trust which is responsible for the running of four academy schools.

In 2023 Michael was the recipient of theLifetime Achievement Award at the Negotiator Awards.

Toby Martin

When Toby swapped his teaching career for a life in lettings, he never dreamed that the next decade would lead him through every agency role, from admin boy to industry ambassador.

Toby is now a director of Reside Bath and the West Country Regional Executive for ARLA Propertymark, a role which indulges his passion for increasing knowledge and standards in the sector.

His prolific social media output has earned him industry accolades, and something close to a cult online following.

Toby is overjoyed to be working with The Propertymark Trust, helping to transform lives and give hope to those in crisis across the industry.

David Mintz

David Mintz has spent over 26 years in the Estate Agency industry, weathering the ups and downs of independent agencies in London and Manchester. His staunch commitment to the field positions him as an advocate for industry growth.

In the property realm, David is known for his podcasts, blending humor with industry insights, and for his contributions to panel discussions, showcasing his wealth of knowledge.

Outside work, David volunteers with local charities, aligning his passion for supporting causes with The Propertymark Trust, contributing to the industry's future.

Megan Eighteen

Megan Eighteen is a seasoned property professional with over 15 years of industry experience, currently serving as Lettings Director at Location Location and Vice President at ARLA Propertymark. Renowned as a recognisable authority within the property industry, she is equally accessible to the public, engaging on TikTok to address key issues and anxieties surrounding the letting process from a tenant's perspective. Recently appointed as a trustee for the Propertymark Trust, Megan is delighted to support members of Propertymark, their colleagues, and families.

David Votta

David, one of our newer trustees is the current ARLA Propertymark president and has always had a passion for charity work and raising money and awareness for everything he turns his hand to. Before setting up his own company in 2018 he was the charity ambassador for the organisations he worked for previously, often organising charity events and inspiring others to give their time up for those in need. David has previously suffered a few tragedy’s in his life which inspired him to not only look at life through a different lens but give up his time and come on board to the Propertymark trust to give back.

John Oakley

John has been a member of NAEA Propertymark since 1968. Having retired from a six branch practice in Kent he is now a freelance property consultant, assessor and verifier for NVQ’s in the property sector.


I have been working in the Property industry for almost 22 years, dealing in all aspects of the sector, I also run my own business and with this I have enjoyed my career to the fullest however it also comes with its challenges and stress and navigating how to work on how to overcome hurdles and challenges. The property industry can be one of the toughest to endure and we all face conflicts and struggles which are difficult and challenging. That is why it is a great honour for me to be a Trustee for The Propertymark Trust, the charity for our people, a charity who can help Propertymark members when they need it. 


Richard Worrall

Richard hasbeen successfully selling property for clients since 1986. He was NAVAAuctioneer of the Year runner up in 2010. He is passionateabout auctions and is the current President of the National Association ofValuers and Auctioneers. When not working he can be found walkinghis two Labradors; Ruby and Logan, watching cricket, sampling real ales andsupporting Chelsea F.C.

"I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to be an Ambassador for The Propertymark Trust. I look forward to promoting the Trust during my tenure to ensure Propertymark members aware that we are there to assist them and their families. Whatever challenge they face – illness, financial hardship or other difficult circumstances, the Trust is there to support its members."

Sarah Goddard

"I am deeply honoured to become an Ambassador for The Propertymark Trust. A charity that can spark change, not just by supporting members in our industry during their most challenging times, but extending our support to their families and colleagues. As somebody equally passionate about education and professional development, I am dedicated to raise awareness and offer hope and strength to all those that need it."

Katie Fitzgerald

“I’m excited to have been chosen as an ambassador for the Propertymark Trust. At the beginning of year, when I found myself in a difficult situation, I personally contacted the Trust for help. I will always be thankful for the support provided by the Trust to both me and my daughter. I cannot wait to be a part of the organisation and return the support I received.”

James Dolan

"The Propertymark Trust is an amazing charity that supports individuals in an industry I am passionate about. I am thrilled to be involved with the trust and contribute to making a positive impact on agents in the community."

Sarka Wilde

"My personal mission is to promote wellbeing, resilience and mental fitness for professionals so they find balance between high performance, personal satisfaction and happiness.The Propertymark Trust’s ethos is very much aligned with my values and I am delighted to be The Ambassador who will promote the Trust so we can collectively support property professionals who are going through challenging or traumatic events in their lives."

Jasmyne Devereaux

Starting off as a junior within estate agency at a local independent company, Jasmyne has spent years refining her attention to detail, increasing knowledge across the independent agency world, and really learning the different roles across the business’. Jasmyne found that Property Management was her “bag” as it allowed her to build core relationships with Landlords/Tenants/Contractors (plus, she loves Legislation!). She now proudly sits as the Head of Property Management at Leaders Romans Group covering locations across Essex, surrounded by a fantastic network of support from her peers and team.

Jasmyne is honoured to serve as an ambassador for the trust, an organisation there to support its members. She has been inspired to contribute her time to champion the Trusts cause and committed to raising awareness and support for their initiatives.

Hayley Elson

"I am so proud to become an ambassador for the trust, I have had first hand experience of the trust and the amazing work they do. My family is so grateful for their help and if I can give back by promoting the trust it is the least I can do"

Simon Leadbetter

With over 30 years of global experience in diverse sectors, Simon has worked for major companies and founded startups like AffinityIQ and Blue & Green Tomorrow. He has held key leadership roles, such as Group Marketing Director for Countrywide Plc and Global Head of Marketing for Knight Frank LLP, and now leads unchained, a data-driven marketing consultancy.

“I am thrilled to serve as an ambassador for the Propertymark Trust, a charity dedicated to supporting members, their families, and staff within the property profession, particularly during times of hardship. As an ambassador, I'm eager to promote the Trust's invaluable work and help foster a supportive community within our sector. It's an honour to be part of an organisation that makes such a significant difference in the lives of its members.”

Sophie Lang

With a law degree, a deep affection for Cornwall, and 18 years of invaluable experience in lettings, Sophie stands as a seasoned professional in her field. Currently serving as a director at Lang Llewellyn & Co, she brings a blend of expertise and passion to her role.

Excited to represent the trust, Sophie is eager to utilise her caring and kind nature to provide assistance wherever needed. Her dedication to the profession and genuine enthusiasm for supporting others make her a valuable asset to the industry.