Hamptons International Announces Senior Promotions and Appointments
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Hamptons International today announces a series of senior promotions and appointments.

Lesley Cairns, previously Head of Lettings, has been appointed Managing Director of Hamptons International.  Lesley joined Hamptons in 2006 initially as a Regional Director before taking the role as Head of Lettings in 2008 and as a member of the Executive Team.  During this time, Lesley oversaw the growth of Hamptons International’s Lettings business which has more than doubled in size.  In her new role as Managing Director, Lesley will be responsible for the performance of Hamptons International’s branch network which has grown to more than 90 offices.  Lesley will report into Jonathan Simpson, London Managing Director at Countrywide, Hamptons International’s parent company. 

Jon Pitt, previously a Lettings Regional Director, has been promoted to Head of Lettings to replace Lesley.  Jon joined Hamptons International in 2005 as a trainee Negotiator.  In 2012 he was appointed Regional Lettings Director and also took responsibility of specialist Lettings departments including Hong Kong Lettings, Corporate and Relocation services, PRS and Build to Rent.  Jon was most recently seconded to Countrywide in a National Director for Corporate, PRS and Build to Rent role for a 12 month period.

For the Sales division of the business, Hamptons International announces a restructure at Regional Director level.  Mary Beeton, previously a London Regional Director, has been promoted to Head of Sales, London.  Peter Everett, previously a Regional Director for Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire, has been promoted to Head of Sales, Country.  Mary and Peter will manage their respective branch networks and will report directly into Lesley Cairns. 

Reporting into Mary Beeton are three new Regional Directors.  Daniel O’Brien, previously Director at Hamptons International’s Islington branch and former Best UK Valuer at the Estate Agent of the Year Awards in 2013 and 2014, will now cover North, South and East London.  Richard Broer, formerly of Douglas and Gordon, will cover Central London.  Ross Brien, who joined Hamptons International 10 years ago as a trainee Negotiator, will now cover South West London.

Reporting into Peter Everett are the existing Regional Directors Andrew Marshall covering Western England, Michael Walker covering Southern and Howard Bettridge covering South East.  Ian Allen previously Sales Manager at Hampton International’s Beaconsfield office, has been appointed Regional Director for the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire region, replacing Peter Everett.  Ric Merlo, an Area Sales Director covering three Hertfordshire branches also reports directly into Peter as well as Joanna Cocking, who leads Hamptons International’s Prime and Country House division. 

Commenting on the promotions, Lesley Cairns, Managing Director at Hamptons International, commented: “Hamptons International has seen several consecutive years of exciting growth as we extend our footprint beyond our traditional patch of London and the South East.  In 2017, we set out a business plan to grow even more which will see us strengthen our existing network and extend our reach into new areas.  As part of this business plan, we made the decision to restructure the Sales division to better reflect our growth and to reward the individuals at the heart of our success.  Nothing delights me more than being able to recognise success and hard work.  The leaders of our business are amongst the best in the business and I am very excited about what can be achieved over the coming months and years.”


For further information please contact

Aisling Gray

Senior PR Manager, Hamptons International

Tel: 0207 758 8477

Email: graya@hamptons-int.com

Hamptons International Press Office

Email: pressoffice@hamptons-int.com


About Hamptons International

Hamptons International is a leading residential estate agent and property services organisation, operating in London and the South of the UK.  With more than 140 years of experience in the property market and a commitment to industry innovation and exceptional levels of customer service, Hamptons International today offers a wealth of award-winning services including UK and international Sales, Lettings, Property Management, Corporate Services, Residential Development, Development Land, Valuation and Property Finance.                                                           

Hamptons International has an international network of more than 85 offices and is a subsidiary of Countrywide, the UK’s largest estate agency and property services group. 

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