Countrywide Surveying Services has appointed John Baguley as director of risk and compliance.
Baguley joins the firm from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) where he held the position of tangible assets valuation director.
He previously held the title of surveyors ombudsman at Ombudsman Services for eight years.
Prior to the ombudsman role, he was professional services manager at Colleys, a post which followed 13 years’ operating in the field as a fully qualified chartered surveyor.
Matthew Cumber, managing director of Countrywide Surveying Services, said: “This represents an integral appointment for Countrywide Surveying Services as we look to build on what was an incredibly tough but highly successful year.
“The areas of risk and compliance form the foundations of any successful surveying firm and John will add a wealth of experience and knowledge to the business having “walked the corridors of power” within the government and at RICS.”