First National Real Estate today announces the appointment of David Edwards as Chief Executive Officer.

First National Real Estate Chair, Rob Westwood, says Mr Edwards is an experienced CEO and Board Director with an extensive background in cooperative and franchise-based organisations, and his reputation for working with independent and family-owned retail businesses to drive business growth and transformation is well established.

Mr Edwards brings with him an impressive track record of profitability and change management in organisations such as Myer, Mitre 10, Placemakers (New Zealand) and Forty Winks.

‘First National Real estate is Australasia’s largest network of independent agents, with offices distributed throughout Australia’s capital cities, regions, New Zealand and the South Pacific. It is my honour and privilege to have been selected to lead the network and its people into their next chapter and I am very excited about the future.’ said Mr Edwards.

First National Real Estate has ambitious plans for growth and is committed to the highest standards, both operationally and in the manner that it serves its member agencies and their customers across Australia, says Mr Westwood.

‘David is recognised for his people-first mindset, creating cultures and motivating talented people to coalesce into cohesive, highly effective teams.’

David Edwards will commence his role as Chief Executive Officer with First National Real Estate on 8 April.

Issued by: First National Real Estate

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