Meet the core team
Rennie Schafer - CEO
Rennie is the current CEO of the Self Storage Association UK, having previously been the CEO of the Australasian Self Storage Association for over 9 years. Rennie has extensive knowledge of the self storage industry across the world, from the developing Asian markets through to the birthplace of self storage in the USA.
While with the Australasian Self Storage Association he introduced a range of simplified standard licence agreements for the different types of storage arrangements used by the industry, developed an industry marketing guide, customised self storage staff training, a workplace safety manual and demand study for the industry. He was also part of the judging panel for the self storage industry awards across Australia, NZ and Asia and has spoken at numerous self storage events around the world.
Rennie has an MBA from Deakin University as well as a Masters of Applied Science (Environmental Health). He has over 15 years experience working in industry associations, and enjoys riding his mountain bike, listening to music and swimming.
Tracey Prigmore - Office Manager
Tracey joined the Self Storage Association in April 2012 in the role of Association Secretary and Office Manager. After graduating from Sheffield City Polytechnic with a degree in Business Studies and attaining the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma in Marketing, Tracey joined Yorkshire Bank on their Graduate Training Programme where she enjoyed a 17 year career with National Australia Group (owners of Yorkshire Bank, Clydesdale Bank, National Australia Bank & Bank of New Zealand) in roles ranging from branch office management to Head Office roles in Finance Division, Marketing and Business Project Management in Leeds, Glasgow and Melbourne, Australia. When her son started school Tracey opened up the Nantwich Kumon Study Centre under a franchise agreement, offering the Kumon after school maths and English programmes.
Membership Services Officer
Bryony Caswell - Membership Services Officer
Bryony is the Membership Services Officer at the Self Storage Association UK, and joined in April 2014. After graduating from the University of Chester with a degree in Mathematics, Bryony worked for the Cheshire Building Society (part of the Nationwide Building Society) and Marks and Spencer before joining the Association. Bryony enjoys playing pool and spending time outside with family and friends, having previously owned horses and completed her BHS Stage 1 & 2 exams.