CEO promotion at SA property firm
Ouwens Casserly Real Estate has promoted Chief Operating Officer John Thompson to CEO.
Thompson has been with the young South Australian real estate company since October last year when he was appointed inaugural COO.
That came after 15 years in the recruitment industry with talent management company Hudson, which included a seven-year stint as South Australian General Manager.
His one year with Ouwens Casserly has seen him undertake a series of “efficiency initiatives”, including the implementation of a paperless listing to settlement process and a raft of new supplier partnerships.
A Masters of Business Administration Graduate, his new CEO role will see him working with the real estate firm’s advisory board and leading the company’s Marketing, Operations, Finance and People and Culture divisions.
Ouwens Casserly Managing Director Nathan Casserly touted the incoming CEO’s leadership skills and experience in developing financial strategy.
“John’s wealth of experience, combined with his transparency and approachable attitude make him the perfect CEO for Ouwens Casserly,” he said.
“John has already proven his outstanding capacity to lead OC through a strong growth phase, simultaneously developing our new business plan to drive OC into the next chapter of our story.”
Casserly also said the CEO promotion would give him and fellow Managing Director Alex Ouwens more time in the marketplace with their sales and property management divisions.
Founded in 2014, Ouwens Casserly has grown to more than 100 employees and sells more than 1000 homes every year, the company says, with nearly 1700 investment properties currently under the firm’s management.