Pink director Mark Graves resigns

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Pink director Mark Graves has resigned after three and a half years running the network.

Graves was asked to run Pink in January 2012 after parent company LSL Property Services bought the network from Skipton Building Society. Prior to this he was financial services development director at LSL.

Graves, who is also managing director of brokerage Linear Financial Services, has not yet left the firm. A spokeswoman said he has not taken up another role at this time.

Graves says: “I am extremely proud of what we have achieved during the last four years and would like to thank the staff and advisers for the commitment and support they have given me during this time.”

LSL Group financial services director Jon Round says: “Following the acquisition of Pink in 2010, LSL had a clear vision of how we could help firms and advisers in the network realise their potential in a recovering market. During this period Pink has grown from strength to strength, regularly breaking performance records and winning numerous industry awards.’

“Now that the business is in such a strong position, Mark has indicated that he wishes to seek out a new opportunity and I wish him well in whatever venture he takes on next. In Pink Network, Mark is leaving a business that has an exciting future; Pink is well placed to deliver further growth, and we will continue to enhance the support to our advisers as we move into the next phase of the development of the business.”