PEXA Group Limited today announced the appointment of senior executive Joe Pepper as UK CEO, charged with delivering the game changing PEXA solution to UK customers and industry.
PEXA Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Glenn King, said Mr Pepper was a seasoned executive with over 25 years business process re-engineering executive experience across the financial, legal and property sectors – the last 10 years in delivering technology solutions to the UK conveyancing and lending markets.
“His experience particularly in the past decade in both sectors makes him a uniquely ideal candidate to deliver on our PEXA UK strategy into FY24 and beyond,” Mr King said.
“Joe is a driven business leader with an outstanding record for delivering growth in multiple roles across different companies and sectors,” Mr King said.
Mr Pepper’s appointment follows an extensive external search. He was until recently the Chief Executive Officer of TM Group, a leading proptech company where he spearheaded the company’s growth to more than £60m annual revenue and over 300 employees. The company was recently sold to investment firm Aurelius for up to £91m.
His other key executive roles include Managing Director of EDM Mortgage Support Services; Business Development Director for RR Donnelley Global Document Solutions; and banking operations and sales executive roles with UBS Investment Bank and ABN Amro.
“Joe is passionate about making a change in the purchasing landscape and is excited to lead PEXA’s UK growth agenda,” Mr King said.
“We are at an exciting juncture in our PEXA UK growth story where we are laser focussed on executing our strategy. We have made good progress, launching PEXA Pay and PEXA Go, onboarded lenders onto our platform, and acquired Optima Legal to strengthen our PEXA rollout.
“Our experience in the market has convinced us that there is a strategic need for the PEXA platform with stakeholders positive about the improved customer experience. Leveraging Optima Legal in conjunction with PEXA UK will be important to unlocking this opportunity to fundamentally improve the operation of the property market in the UK,” Mr King said.
Mr Pepper will commence on 2 October. He will sit on the PEXA Group Executive Team and become a member of the PEXA UK Board chaired by John Hooper.
For more information, please contact:
Danielle Tricarico – Head of Corporate Affairs, PEXA Group
M: 0403 688 980
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Joe Pepper biography:
Joe is a highly personable leader with a track record of growth in PE-backed corporates, and an advocate for the power of deploying technology in the property transaction process in the UK, for the benefit of everybody including the end home mover.
Over the past decade, Joe has worked closely with each party in the process, from lenders and conveyancers to surveyors and estate agents, to develop the technology which gives each professional the tools they need to do their job effectively and has developed a deep understanding of the dynamics which make this economically critical market function. Joe is also an advocate of unleashing the power of individual expertise through the development of workplace cultures which enable rather than restrict people’s opportunity to grow.
Joe commented on the new role: “It didn’t take me long to become hugely excited by the potential that the PEXA Group can bring to developing better ways of working in the UK Property Market. PEXA has the experience to develop UK specific tools to make the current process easier and more secure for everybody involved, which remains my over-riding ambition for the market.”
Outside of work, Joe lives in Bedfordshire with his young family, participating in local community and sports.
PEXA is a world-leading ASX-listed digital property exchange platform and property insights solutions business. Since 2014, PEXA has facilitated more than 16 million property settlements through the PEXA Exchange in Australia, with 88% market reach, and in 2022 PEXA launched in the UK. The PEXA Group of companies, including .id (Informed Decisions), Value Australia and Land Insight, delivers digital insights and property solutions that help government, financial institutions, banks and property practitioners to unlock the future value of property.