Conveyancing Association Operations Director Steps Down
The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today announced Lloyd Davies has decided to retire from his position of Operations Director and will not be standing as a Director at the upcoming CA AGM on the 21st October.
Lloyd took up the role of Operations Director in 2015 and has helped to establish the CA as the leading voice for conveyancing legal practices in the country. Lloyd has played a key role over the years in helping the CA provide leadership and best practice guidance for its membership as well as in helping to guide CA strategy and policy, along with fellow Policy and Strategy Board members.
Since his appointment as Operations Director the number of CA legal member practices has increased by 50%, with affiliate membership growth of over 100%, helping create a vibrant forum to advance the needs of the conveyancing community and to deliver tangible solutions to improve the home buying and selling process.
Lloyd is retiring from his voluntary role with the CA to concentrate on his personal, business and charity commitments. Lloyd is the founder and Managing Director of Convey Law and the Conveyancing Academy and the Chairman of the Conveyancing Foundation – which has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity since inception and introduced the ‘Be Kind We Care’ initiative to help safeguard mental health wellbeing and professional behaviour in the industry this year.
Nicky Heathcote, Non-Executive Chair of The Conveyancing Association, said:
“We would like to thank Lloyd for everything he has done for the CA and the wider conveyancing industry since he took up the voluntary role of Operations Director six years ago. Everyone involved in the CA will be sad to see him stepping back from the Association, as he has been one of the driving forces behind its success in recent times. Lloyd has been pivotal in the growth of the CA, not just in terms of increasing our membership base, both legal practice members and affiliates, but also with regards to the high esteem the Association is now held in and the influence it holds.
“His work in a practical leadership role when helping CA members through the pandemic in 2020 was inspirational and very important for our membership during a time of real crisis. We wish Lloyd all the best for the future and we very much look forward to continuing our excellent partnership with the Conveyancing Academy and Charity Foundation. I am sure Lloyd will continue to play a major role within the UK conveyancing community. Thank you Lloyd for your hard work and endeavours on behalf of everyone at the Conveyancing Association.”
Lloyd Davies commented:
“After six years as Operations Director of the CA the time is right for me to move on and I hope I have done everything possible to ensure the future success of the CA and its great work for the conveyancing community.
“My family is of paramount importance to me and always has been. After the passing of my son Maxwell three years ago the charity that we have established in his name – the Mindstep Foundation – continues to go from strength to strength. Coupled with the Conveyancing Foundation Charity Lotto and ‘Be Kind We Care’ initiatives my time has been stretched in recent years and so I felt that the time was right to stand down from my voluntary Directorial role with the CA.
“Our training company, the Conveyancing Academy, as well as our Convey365 IT case management companies are now in full swing and so I also didn’t want to compromise my Directorship whilst promoting the wonderful conveyancing products we have to offer over the coming years.
“It has been a real privilege for Convey Law to have pioneered with the CA with the first electronic exchange of contracts is 2015, the first use of the Code for Completion with Attwells Solicitors in 2017 and the first to integrate with the Passport Office to facilitate our ID functionality in 2020. I look forward to more firsts in the industry as we all work together to facilitate our digital conveyancing future.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the CA and Convey Law will remain proud and active legal members. Sharing best practice and learning from other like-minded conveyancing leaders has been quite brilliant. Working with both legal members and affiliates, who have become business colleagues and friends, has been wonderful and I would like to thank everyone for their friendship and willingness to innovate together over so many years.
“I would like to say a special thanks to my daughter Georgia, Jess Smith and Nicola Lancaster for their professionalism and incredible dedication over so many years as CA Secretariat. I hope that we have helped to bring everyone together and we have certainly enjoyed some fantastic CA events and Conferences. Times together at the Houses of Parliament and Lords Cricket ground were wonderful and to be locked in the Tower of London by a Beefeater as a part of the ‘Ceremony of Keys’ whilst listening to Tom Jones and drinking wine with my CA pals was something to behold. We are very privileged to have played a small part in helping to ensure the continued future success of the Conveyancing Association.
“We all still have a lot of work to do in ‘changing the way that we convey’ over the coming years and my team and I look forward to working with everyone in the conveyancing industry to help define best practice solutions to make the digital future of conveyancing a reality for us all.
“Thank you all for your continued friendship and camaraderie and I very much look forward to catching up with you all at the CA Conference and Charity Dinner on the 2nd December.”
For further information on The Conveyancing Association, please visit: www.conveyancingassociation.org.uk.