Dating Agency Association Officers

Eddy Ankrett

Edward G Ankrett

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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Harriet Sandall

Operations Manager

Meet Harriet Sandall, the Operations Director of The Dating Agency Association. A graduate with extensive professional experience in customer service and administration, she has worked as a business consultant and in business operations as well as previously running a busy livery yard! She has lots of practical experience working with people outside of the business environment and is very much a people person, accomplished at conflict resolution.

Harriet lives in Somerset with her partner and enjoys various aspects of rural life, including dogs, horses and farming. She is typically a very enthusiastic and positive person and passionate about helping people find happiness in a relationship. 

Harriet is committed to raising awareness on the importance of dating safely and excited about The Dating Agency Association’s Dating Safely campaign.

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