John D Wood & Co. appoint Managing Director

We are excited to announce the appointment of Polly Ogden Duffy as our new Managing Director.

John D Wood & Co. and its associated brands APW Property, CHK Mountford and Vanet, announce the appointment of Polly Ogden Duffy as its new Managing Director.

Polly will assume the role on 1st January 2020, having held a number of senior positions within the Group over the last nine years and with over sixteen years' experience in sales, lettings and property management. Most recently, she has served as Regional Director South West London, leading the John D Wood & Co. business alongside Jonathan Dyson, Regional Director Central London.

Operating for over 145 years, the John D Wood & Co. team have a thorough understanding of the property market in their local area and offer a full service solution from sales and lettings, staff relocation services to interior consultancy.

Polly will be the first female Managing Director to lead the 250 strong team.

Commenting on her appointment: "I am proud to be the first female Managing Director of John D Wood & Co. I have a firm belief in supporting women in business and am delighted to be leading such a strong team of property experts. Our sales and lettings businesses are thriving across Central London, South West London and Surrey and the key to our success has always been the people that we employ. We continue to believe that our clients are for life, and with that in mind, we move forward proud that we still receive more business on the back of personal recommendation than any other avenue."

Paul Chapman, National Managing Director, Sales and Lettings, Countrywide plc. added: "I cannot think of anyone better than Polly to lead John D Wood & Co. into 2020 and beyond, so I am delighted to appoint her as the new Managing Director. I wish her every success in her new role."