Dating Agency Association Officers

Eddy Ankrett

Edward G Ankrett - Independent Chairman

Independent Chairman

Meet 'Mr Dating' Eddy Ankrett, who was appointed as the Independent Chairman of the Dating Agency Association on 27th March 2017 after a long career within the industry and many successes. His involvement has been with the company he founded in the 1990's Elite Introductions, Dateline, Dateline Holdings, Global Personals, The Dating Factory and Match Me Now. He brings with him a wealth of experience from within the industry and externally, where he is one of the best known and best connected business men in the the Midlands, with experience as a business owner, entrepreneur, Director and Chairman of PLC and private companies. Eddy is famous for his belief in the '3 p's - passion, people, and profit and his infectious positivity and natural enthusiasm for dating, especially dating safely, will take the Association on to new heights, he succeeds Tony Bateson as Chairman, after 3 great years and some tremendous energy and leadership, which we truly appreciate. Eddy has long been an advocate of personal matchmaking and indeed formed his own first venture into dating around this traditional face to face concept. He is committed to the promotion of traditional face to face personal introductions and particularly the safety aspects of dating. He will be a significant force behind our dating safely campaign.

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Tina Wallace

Tina Wallace - Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

The Dating Agency Association are delighted to announce that from March 12th 2016, Tina Wallace has been appointed to the new position of Chief Executive Officer of the Association. Ms Wallace has more than 25 years of experience within the dating industry and also has experience as a Plc director, so will bring a considerable degree of expertise and knowledge with her into the new appointment. Ms Wallace will take over the day to day running of the organisation from Tony Bateson, the Chairman, who has been affected by recent family illness and will adjudicate on complaints where a resolution with a member company has not been achieved. Ms Wallace’s other duties will be to promote the Dating Agency Association to prospective new members and within the media. She will also promote our values and principles to ensure our organisation remains focused and driven towards our objectives, surrounding the growth, development and awareness of the Dating Industry within the United Kingdom. Ms Wallace said “I am delighted to be appointed to this role and will endeavour to uphold the code of practice and independent status of the Association at all times.

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