Newsum, 63, joins the Wates Group Board from 1 September 2018, alongside fellow Non-Executive directors Deena Mattar and David Barclay, and recent Board appointee Joe Oatley, who joined Wates in 2017.
A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Newsum retired in 2016 after spending over 25 years leading the executive team of the Grosvenor Estate and the Grosvenor Family Investment Office. He remains a trustee of the Grosvenor Estate, and also holds Non-Executive roles at Trinity College, Cambridge; Grupo Lar (Spain) and Cambridge Ahead.
Previous Non-Executive roles include Chair of the Urban Land Institute; President of the British Property Federation and council member of Imperial College, London.
Wates Group Chairman James Wates CBE, said:
Jeremy is a business leader with tremendous experience of property, family business and investment, and we look forward to welcoming him to our Board. He joins us at an exciting time in our development, as we seek to build on recent successes and pursue our strategic ambitions for long term, sustainable growth.
Jeremy Newsum said:
I am extremely pleased to be joining the Wates Board as a non-executive director. Wates has established itself in the sector as a successful, family-run business with a reputation built on trust. I am excited about the opportunities ahead and look forward to working with the Board and the Executive Committee in the years ahead.