Rachel Addison joins the board
Rachel Addison has been appointed to the Group Board as a Non-Executive Director.
A chartered accountant with nearly 30 years of experience in finance and operations, Rachel will Chair the Group’s Audit Committee, overseeing financial reporting, processes, and regulatory compliance.
Rachel is currently a Non-Executive Director of Marlowe plc, a business-critical services and software provider; Watkin Jones plc, a housing developer and manager of student and build-to-rent accommodation; Gamma Communications plc, a provider of unified communications as a service (UCaaS) into the UK, Dutch, Spanish and German business markets; and Florida-based Mango Publishing Group.
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Rachel has held senior financial, operational and board level roles throughout her career. She was Chief Financial Officer at both Future plc and TI Media Limited; Managing Director for Reach Regionals; was both CFO and Chief Operating Officer for Local World Limited and Northcliffe Media Limited and Head of Risk Management at Boots the Chemist.
We’re very pleased to welcome Rachel to the Wates Group Board and I am looking forward to working with her. She has a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to the Board and the wider business, as we pursue our bright and ambitious plans for our Group.”
Wates Group Chairman
I am delighted to be joining a family company so intent on delivering quality and innovative projects for its customers, with people passionate about making this possible. I am inspired by what I have learned about the family’s commitment to their employees, their charitable initiatives, and their real ambition to be an industry leader in environment protection.”