Stephen de Stadler, Managing Director of Fine & Country Hermanus, Arabella and Kleinmond, and regular contributor to the My Home page in the Village NEWS, has been appointed as the new CEO of Fine & Country South Africa.

This follows outgoing CEO Linda Erasmus’ appointment as International Ambassador for the property group.

“Stephen and I worked together at Seeff Property Services when he was the Financial Director, responsible for financial management, forecasting and scenario simulation. In an ever-changing world and with the growth of the company, where strategic planning and dealing with an international board forms part of the CEO’s activities, Stephen will fill this position with ease,” said Erasmus.

Speaking on how he intends to grow the Fine & Country brand moving forward, Stephen said South Africa has a myriad of real estate agents, but the mantle of being a premium real estate concern is limited to only a few. “Fine & Country has a truly international base, and therefore an undoubted ability to provide superior local and international exposure. My vision is to establish the brand as the first-choice premium brand in South Africa. This will be accomplished by fully incorporating the local operations into the global network and providing them with the tools required of a modern-day estate agency.”

Jon Cooke, Global CEO of Fine & Country, said they are excited about Stephen’s appointment and the vision he has for Fine & Country South Africa. “The calibre of his business experience and Linda’s exemplary real estate sales record in South Africa are a winning combination for the brand, and I believe Stephen is the ideal person to steer it into the next phase of its growth. We are confident that the brand is in good hands.”

In conclusion, Stephen said: “I am genuinely excited to be given this opportunity to ensure that world-class service is delivered to my country. As South Africans, we are stronger together, and as part of the Fine & Country family we are even stronger together.”

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