Andy joined the Wates Group in 1995. He was appointed to the Board in 2011 and is currently a member of the Remuneration Committee.
He is Chairman of the Wates Family Enterprise Trust and also chairs the Wates Investment Partnership, which is the family’s long-term investment portfolio. He has also served as Managing Director of Wates Interiors.
Andy chairs the Wates Foundation, an independent grant making family trust that has been supporting the charitable and voluntary sector for almost 50 years.
Before joining Wates, Andy spent six years with Costain Construction and John Shreeves & Partners.
Outside of the company, Andy is active in the Institute for Family Business, serving as a member of the National Policy committee and Chair of the IFB South East Region. He has recently served as Chairman of the Construction Youth Trust, founded in 1961 to support young people who are facing significant barriers to education, training and employment.
In 2018 he was elected to the Court of The Clothworkers’ Company. He holds an MBA from Roffey Park Business School