Seasoned valuer Andrew Slevin has taken the reins as Chief Executive Officer of John Foord, a global valuation and appraisal practice, based in Singapore. In the newly created role, Slevin will be responsible for managing John Foord’s business across all markets, including the valuation of fixed assets for accounting, financing, insurance, and transaction purposes.
Slevin will be reporting to the board of directors of the Singapore-based company, working closely with country and department heads to deliver improved and innovative services to clients. He originally joined the company as Professional Services Director in January 2017.
“Andrew is a strong business leader, who manages to inspire and will ensure the company delivers exceptional business results, while at the same time guaranteeing that both existing and new customers receive optimal solutions customized to their needs,” commented Greg Dickerson, Executive Director for Valuations in a statement.
“Andrew’s appointment is key to our mission of becoming the leading global specialist valuation firm within the next two years,” he added.
Valuation Maven Brings 30 Years of Experience to Leadership Role
Before he relocated to Singapore to join the company, Slevin spent three years in his native UK, where he founded and ran Silver & New Limited, a specialist operational improvement consultancy. Prior to this British stint, he served as Managing Director, Eastern China for CBRE, based in the global brokerage’s Shanghai office for over two and a half years.
The executive has also held senior positions at Knight Frank and Chesterton in Hong Kong and China. Slevin started a career in asset valuations around three decades ago in Manchester, UK and is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.
In his new role at John Foord, Slevin’s mandate includes ramping up the company’s innovation in business operations and services, valuation analytics and customer support. In tandem with the announcement, John Foord said that Graham Copland has taken on the role of Executive Director for Business Development, while Greg Dickerson has assumed the title of Executive Director for Valuation.
Founded in London in 1828, John Foord has offices in Australia, China, Thailand, the UAE, the UK and the US, in addition to its Singapore headquarters. The practice focusses on valuations and appraisals of industrial plant and property for corporate and government clients, and has valued assets in excess of $15 billion to date.