wates living space

David Morgan Regional Managing Director, Maintenance

David Morgan has been Regional Managing Director of Wates Living Space, South Maintenance, since January 2014.

David’s business delivers maintenance services to over 100,000 social housing properties in London and the South East. He is committed to delivering excellent planned and reactive maintenance services while leaving a lasting legacy in all the communities that we operate in. The business has an excellent reputation and has a highly experienced workforce.

Prior to Wates, David has spent the last 15 years in senior leadership and business development roles in the support services sector. He was previously Group Managing Director of G4S’s Care and Justice business.

David is also Trustee of Hospice in the Weald.

Steve Jackson Regional Managing Director, Maintenance

Steve started with Wates as an ambitious Surveyor, and has risen to Regional Managing Director through his hard work and determination.Steve’s inspiring and passionate nature has produced a dedicated team of individuals with one goal - to deliver your projects safely, on time, on budget - EVERY TIME.He leads his award winning business with enthusiasm, and is very much a part of the team, encouraging others to succeed and driving his team to success.

Andy Hobart Managing Director

Andy joined Wates Group in December 2012.  Wates Group is a family owned business operating in Construction and Property Services with a turnover of £1bn.  Wates Living Space is one of the UK’s leading affordable homes contractors, building long-term partnerships with local authorities and housing associations and offering solutions to assist in the delivery of new affordable housing and planned and responsive maintenance services.

Previously Andy spent 13 years in senior roles in the support services sector, as Managing Director at Balfour Beatty Workplace, a £600m turnover support services business employing over 8,500 people, and before that Divisional Managing Director of Rentokil Initial’s Pest Control Division leading the organic and acquisitive growth of this £450m business, employing 6,000 people and operating across Europe, North America and Africa.

Andy is a member of CIH and on the Board of the Housing Forum

Andy Doylend Partnership Housing Director

Andy is Partnership Housing Director at Wates Living Space. Having worked with housing associations for over 20 years, he is an expert on development, strategy, asset management, maintenance and management within the affordable housing sector.

In his previous position as Executive Director of Operations at Circle Group, Andy led over 2000 employees, managed 63,000 homes and oversaw one of the largest urban regeneration schemes in London. While working as at Circle he led the Development team to deliver both affordable housing and homes for open market sale.  He secured significant allocations of grant from the HCA year on year as well as initiating and delivering a number of joint ventures.  He was heavily involved in securing and delivering the merger with Circle 33 and successfully creating a unified culture within the organisation.

Andy is a thought leader on performance, development, regeneration and operational delivery, and is highly sought-after for speaking engagements at a national level.

Darren Kehoe MRICS Commercial Director

Darren joined Wates in 1990 as a Trainee Surveyor, since that time he has progressed through line management and is now the Commercial Director of Wates Living Space.

Darren has overall Commercial responsibility for;

  • Pre and Post Contract
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management
  • Bidding

Darren has extensive knowledge of the affordable housing sector and works very closely with our clients to achieve viable solutions for their businesses.

Darren was also responsible for the integration of Linbrook into the Wates business following its acquisition in 2011.

Darren is married with 3 children and takes pride in his family life which reflects Wates values.

Joanne Jamieson Regional Managing Director

Joanne joined Wates in 1997 and progressed her career through the Commercial and Business Development structure to Business Unit Director.  Joanne sits on the Living Space National Board and is also a sponsor for the New Build Best Practice Team to ensure that as a national business, we are continuously improving and providing an innovative and sector leading service.Joanne has extensive involvement in all aspects of the housing sector. In her role, she has sole responsibility for all housing schemes in the East of England, with a strong emphasis on leading the business unit to deliver exceptional value for all stakeholders. Furthermore, a key role for her is driving Wates’ mission to ensure that we deliver to our customers on time, on budget, every time, with high levels of customer satisfaction.Joanne is fully committed to our employability and education agenda and is passionate about driving this agenda with private and public organisations to attract talent into the Construction sector.