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Tim Wates; Chairman
Tim started his career at Cazenove & Co, prior to joining the Wates Group. During his career in Wates, his main focus has been on finance and housing - he presently sits on the Group Board and he is Chairman of the Wates Family Council (the Family Shareholder forum). He is Chairman of the Wates Pension Fund, and a Trustee of the Wates Family Enterprise Trust and the William Wates Memorial Trust.
Tim is a school Governor, a non-executive Director of Pedder Properties and Tampopo Ltd., a Director of the Clink Charity, and Vice Chairman of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. He has an MBA from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
David Brocklebank; Managing Director
David joined Wates in 1995 working in the land team during the early years of his career in development. Following a break with the company to expand his experience with volume homebuilders David Wilson and Berkeley, he returned to the House building arm of Wates in 2001. As Operations Director David was a principal figure in Wates’ strategic refocus from house building to land management, planning and investment in Joint Ventures.
He was appointed as Managing Director of Wates Developments at the beginning of 2005. David holds a Masters Degree in Land Management and is a Chartered Surveyor.
John Jarrett; Financial Director
John Jarrett joined Wates in October 2007 following a 28 year career at Taylor Woodrow and is a qualified certified accountant. During his time at Taylor Woodrow he undertook a number of roles including assistant to Chief Executive (during which time the business acquired Bryant Homes), Business Development Manager for the commercial property business and Financial Director for a number of group companies culminating in the London region of Bryant Homes (£200m per annum housing business). In his role as FD of Wates Developments John brings with him a wealth of financial knowledge and expertise for the next stages in the growth of the Developments business.
Simon Knight; Senior Land and Planning Manager
Simon has worked in the development sector for over 20 years with Wimpey, Rialto and Blue Circle before joining Wates in 2000. He is responsible for the acquisition of land and delivery of planning consents across a range of projects.
He is a highly experienced member of the team with recognised strengths in the project management of large sites and Joint Ventures.
John Tarvit; Senior Land and Planning Manager
John joined Wates Developments from a successful background of over 20 years experience in planning, land and property matters gained at Charles Church, House Builders’ Federation and Redrow Homes.
He is a Chartered Town Planner and as such is responsible for the management of a wide range of existing development projects, both in long term strategic land and short term applications. John advises on all planning matters for the Company, and is responsible for delivering planning consents on a variety of projects.
David Law; Senior Development Manager
David joined Wates in 2003 having previously worked for Laing, Berkeley and Bellway over a career in development spanning 18 years. As a Senior Development Manager David has secured the delivery of a range of residential and mixed use schemes and has spearheaded Wates’ investment in new Joint Ventures with house builders Linden and Barratt. Prior to this role David operated as a Technical Manager and his background strengthens the Wates team with this essential expertise.