Whitefield began his career in the industry 21 years ago, joining a small county class independent jeweller as a trainee. In the time since he has obtained a range of qualifications and experience in dealing with post-loss valuations through numerous positions.
Since becoming a registered valuer with the IRV in 2005, Whitefield has been described in the association’s literature as “an invaluable member of the institute”.
“I was privileged to be invited to take over the reins as Jonathan’s successor in the post of chairman of the NAG’s Institute of Registered Valuers, but not I might add, without some trepidation – my predecessor is leaving some pretty hefty size shoes to fill,” Whitefield remarked.
He continued: “I am looking forward to continuing to work with everyone on the committee immensely, helping to oversee the next phase of our growth and development. I firmly believe that together the IRV can establish a valuation practice in the UK, that truly sets the standard not just here, but as one that will hopefully, thanks to the launch of the CAT programme, become internationally recognised.
“It is my aim to try and continue to bring awareness of the Institute and what it represents more in to the public domain, as well as find ways of helping support our independent and county class retailers, in what have proved to be some of the toughest economic times to hit the industry to date.”