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Top award for RLA chief executive

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

RLA chief executive Andrew Dixon has been named one of the UK’s top business leaders in the CEO UK Awards 2019.

Dedicated to recognising ‘strong and innovative leadership’ amongst business leaders, the CEO Today UK Awards recognises Chief Executives who are leading in their respective sectors and beyond. 

RLA CEO Andrew Dixon

In the 14 months since Andrew took the reins at the RLA, the association has undergone significant growth in membership, in addition to developing a range of new services and benefits for its members.

Impressed

The judging panel for the award said: “The CEO Today judging panel were particularly impressed by the manner in which Andrew Dixon has consistently achieved growth and success in his tenure as CEO of the RLA.

“In the past year, Andrew Dixon has successfully built on the legacy of his predecessor since taking the reins at the RLA in August 2018.  

“Mr Dixon has successfully managed the merger with fellow association, the NLA and in doing so has been instrumental in creating the largest landlord trade association with 80,000 members representing over 500,000 properties across the UK.

“Andrew Dixon’s wealth of experience and his constant drive to improve each organisation he oversees in addition to his skill and expertise in managing and inspiring his staff, ensures the RLA remains at the forefront of the housing sector, and for that he deserves to be recognised as one of the UK’s top CEOs.”

Honour

Andrew Dixon said: “It is a huge honour to receive this accolade.

“My team and I have worked tirelessly across the last 14 months to grow and develop the association and its services.

“As a result, the RLA has gone from strength to strength with membership up 17%, hitting the 40,000 members mark for the first time.

“We are merging with the National Landlords Association (NLA) to create a bigger and more powerful organisation to represent landlords from across England and Wales.

“I am now preparing to hand over to the new management team, as I seek to replicate this success with another organisation.”

The winners were voted for by other industry leaders, peers and clients, with the final decision made by the CEO Today management team.

About the author

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Communications Manager for the RLA and award-winning Editor of RPI magazine. With 16 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and editorial content for our media partners.

She issues press releases promoting the work of the RLA and its policies and campaigns to the regional and national media and works alongside the marketing team on the association’s social media channels to build support for the RLA and its work.

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