Harcourts Australia appoints Adrian Knowles to newly created role

Harcourts Australia has announced the appointment of Adrian Knowles in the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer of Growth.

The announcement follows the recent hiring of Lisa Penell, who commenced her role as Harcourts Australia’s Chief Operations Officer earlier this month.

Harcourts Australia CEO Marcus Williams said he was thrilled that Mr Knowles was joining the Harcourts team and said he had a spotless track record of success.

“Adrian is both a person of integrity and a highly skilled individual capable of delivering exceptional growth at every level,” Mr Williams said.

“Having owned and operated his own successful real estate agency twice in the past 18 years but also having held key corporate roles in a large franchise group, his skill set brings immense value to the Harcourts network, underpinning our ambitious growth plans going forward.”

Mr Williams said the calibre of people who have recently joined Harcourts would further enhance the group’s success. 

“We could not be more pleased that Adrian has chosen to accept the challenge of this important role,” he said.

Mr Knowles said he was drawn to Harcourts for a variety of reasons, but one of the key factors was that it aligned with his core values.

“It’s critically important to me that what I promise to business owners is true and deliverable – doing the right thing is at the heart of everything I do,” Mr Knowles said. 

“Lisa and Marcus together are a powerhouse and are well supported by a strong international leadership team as well as the broader team in Australia. 

“I completely believe in the ambition of the group to be the leading brand in Australia and want to be a part of that journey.”

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