About Us

Protecting deposits in England and Wales

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved tenancy deposit protection scheme in England and Wales operated by The Dispute Service Ltd.

Established in 2003, TDS is the longest serving government-approved deposit protection scheme. We are also the only not-for-profit scheme.

The Housing Act 2004 requires landlords and letting agents to protect deposits on assured shorthold tenancies in a scheme such as ours. We provide both insurance-backed and custodial tenancy deposit protection with free, impartial dispute resolution for when disagreements arise over how the money is divided.

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Meet the Team

Board

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Martin Partington
Chairman of the Board
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Steve Harriott
Chief Executive Officer
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Nick Hankey
Deputy Group Chief Executive
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David Cox
Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark
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Jodi Berg
Independent
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Luay Al-Khatib
RICS
Paula Quigley
Paula Quigley
Independent, Regional Head of Operations, Mears Group PLC
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Mark Allan
Independent, Commercial Director, BUPA
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Anda Gregory
Independent, Managing Director, Commercial, Glass and Glazing Federation
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Alan Ward
Chair, RLA
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Mark Hayward
Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark

Executive management team

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Steve Harriott
Chief Executive Officer
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Rebecca Johnston
Director of Business Development, Managing Director (TDS Custodial)
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Nick Hankey
Deputy Group Chief Executive
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Josanne Leon
Head of Human Resources
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François Josserand
Chief Technology Officer
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Alison MacDougall
Director of Dispute Operations
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