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Propertymark Qualifications Examiner Awarded an OBE

Monday 06 January 2020

Professor Paddy Gray, one of the Northern Ireland representatives on the Lettings Subject Board for Propertymark Qualifications, was awarded the order for his services to housing in Northern Ireland.

The New Year Honours list for 2020 is known for recognising individuals in the UK who have shown outstanding achievements and dedication during their lifetime. Propertymark were delighted to see that one such individual recognised this year was Professor Paddy Gray; a chief examiner for Propertymark Qualifications, as well as a member of the Lettings Subject Board, representing Northern Ireland.

Appearing under his full name of Professor Patrick Francis Gray, Paddy was awarded an OBE for his services to housing in Northern Ireland. Mike Smith, the Head of Propertymark Qualifications, commented on the news by saying:

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'We are thrilled to hear that Professor Gray has been recognised for his dedication to the housing sector. We have been fortunate to have him on board as part of a team of experts that support our qualifications through their development, assessment and external quality assurance activities.

It is thanks to people like Professor Gray that we can ensure our qualifications are fit for purpose and ready for big changes like the Regulation of Property Agents. Everyone at Propertymark extends their sincerest congratulations and thanks for everything he has done for us and the sector.'

You can follow Professor Paddy Gray on Twitter, where he regularly posts about housing news in the UK.