Rosie Rodgers Rosie Rogers is Chief Operating Officer at reallymoving.com and oversees the partner panels. Rosie Rogers co-founded reallymoving.com in 1999 when comparison sites were in their infancy and has grown the business to become the UK’s leading generator of quotes for conveyancing, surveys and removals. In 2017 she worked on the acquisition of TheLawSuperstore; a comparison site for over 140 legal services, and now oversees the growth of both websites. Prior to launching the website, Rosie’s background was in PR, having established two successful consultancies specialising in both the arts and digital industries. When not at work, Rosie has two boisterous sons. She is a keen cellist and lets off steam by jogging or climbing the nearest hills on her road bike. Richard Hinton The principal of Pitsford Consulting is Richard Hinton who has spent 27 years working in strategic and business development roles in the conveyancing industry, first with a 12-year stint as Business Development Director of national law firm Shoosmiths solicitors then as Head of Residential Property for LexisNexis Visualfiles and then as Head of Product Management and Business Strategy for Decision Insight Information Group, the then owners of Searchflow. Pitsford Consulting offer the market a suite of data-driven products - market insight with the Conveyancing Map, new business leads with Conveyancing Alert and a holistic solution to price transparency with Conveyancing Analytics. Rhonda Treacy-Hales Former Director of a national risk and compliance consultancy, Rhonda has extensive experience in working with law firms of all sizes in a variety of areas including, implementing regulatory systems and accreditations such as Lexcel and CQS. Drawing upon her 12 year career in the legal industry, she has assisted firms with growth plans and refining their own business development strategies. Never one to be a wall flower, Rhonda has enjoyed presenting on many topics over the years, most recently bringing a practical and, where appropriate, amusing angle to the often daunting subject of risk and compliance. Michael Day MBA FRICS FNAEA FARLA Michael Day is a well-known figure with over 40 years in the property industry (he says he started when he was three!). He is a Fellow of RICS and was the inaugural Chairman of the Residential Faculty. He is also a Fellow of the NAEA and ARLA and holds an MBA from Reading University. Having held Partner and Director positions at A C Frost, Prudential, Connells and Conveyancing Direct, Michael formed the multi award winning Integra Property Services in 2003 providing a range of business consulting, mentoring, training and marketing services to the property industry. Regarded as an industry “expert” on compliance, Michael’s courses on Anti Money Laundering, Consumer Protection and GDPR have seen over 1500 delegates attend in the last three years. In 2018 he launched the Lettings Health Check - a thorough examination of a lettings business, a detailed diagnosis of commerciality and compliance and a prescription to deliver a successful future. Working as a quasi NED for many businesses, Michael applies a no-nonsense, pragmatic and practical approach to identifying and resolving business issues and helping operations and people maximise their performance and be the best they can be. Michael’s 850 plus client list is a “who’s who” of the estate agency world and he is also an experienced judge at many industry awards and a regular contributor to the trade media. Michael has supported the LFS, now the Inside Conveyancing Awards, since their inception in 2012. Mark Bentley Mark is the Immediate Past President and a fellow of NAEA Propertymark. He now runs his own Property & Estate Agency Consultancy acting for friends, past clients and newly recommended clients and provides training, mentoring and advice to Estate Agency Firms on how to run their business more successfully. Mark has been a member of the NAEA Propertymark for 37 years and in the past has taken on the role of Chairman and President of the Birmingham Branch. Mark became Regional Executive for the Midlands and joined the NAEA Board in July 2015. In June 2016 Mark was voted onto the main Propertymark Board and into the role of Vice President. Mark has been in Estate Agency for 42 years and before his year as President of NAEA Propertymark he was a director of Paul Carr Estate Agents for 22 years, a company that had become the largest independent Estate Agency in the West Midlands. Mark created and ran the companies Exclusive and Rural Homes Department selling upmarket homes in Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Walsall and rural homes including cottages, farmhouses, barn conversions, equestrian properties, halls etc in Staffordshire and North Warwickshire. Mark has been married to Joanne for over 30 years and has three children in their twenties, Sam, Jack & Emily. Kelly McDonnell Kelly qualified as a Solicitor in 2005, specialising in Residential Conveyancing, and has worked in the conveyancing industry for over 20 years when she started out as an office junior! Her previous roles include Conveyancing Director and Panel Manager for the UK’s largest property company. Kelly currently manages the direct residential client offering across the Midlands region for First Title Insurance plc, a leading provider of legal indemnity insurance. She is also Vice Chairman of the Midlands Branch of Women in Property. Charlotte Taylor Training Consultant & Owner (MNAEA,MARLA) at Charlotte Taylor Training Ltd Marion Ellis property firms providing residential survey and valuation advice. Specialising in complaints and claims, along the way she qualified as both chartered surveyor with the RICS and With nearly 20 years’ experience in the residential property sector, Marion’s career has grown from front-line administrative roles to director of one of the country’s largest customer experience professional with the CXPA. Stephen Ward Stephen has responsibility for the Council for Licensed Conveyancer’s media, government relations and communications with the regulated community as well as licensing and complaints handling. Stephen has a background in the civil service and political campaigning as well as business strategy in the private sector and was Director of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at the Law Society where he tripled media coverage of the organisation Karen Babington Karen has over 20 years’ experience in the legal, property and mortgage market. Starting her career at Birmingham Midshires she has since worked in a number of senior management positions which include three leading Conveyancing Panel Management companies. In 2000 Karen co-founded legal panel management firm Easier2Move before selling to myhomemove in 2010 when she took up the role of Corporate Sales Director. She founded her own consultancy in 2012 providing sales and marketing advice for legal firms across a range of channels including lender, estate agency, financial services and direct to consumer. Karen jointly manages leading trade publication Today’s Conveyancer, Lawyer Checker and Solve Legal Marketing alongside Chris Harris. She also supports Women in Residential Property. Katrina Bevan Katrina has more than 20 years legal sector experience from being in practice to working with major legal sector suppliers. She started with a high-volume property business where 11 years were spent as Senior Operations Manager. Part of this role was to ensure a constant review of processes and procedures to deliver a smooth and efficient service and meeting all SLA’s. Her career then took her to Head of Customer Operations for a well-known legal IT supplier with responsibility for sales, customer service, training team of lawyers and project delivery. Katrina took a very practical approach and personally implemented, trained and continued to support over 120 law firms. Katrina is now a Director of Verdigris Consulting. We deliver project services spanning IT and operations strategy, new system selection and many other types of business development projects. Verdigris Consultancy also owns Calico Legal Solutions Group along with marketing agency, Ink Legal.