As Executive Managing Director for Wates Residential, Helen is passionate about people, the homes we build and the communities we create.

With a background encompassing corporate governance and customer relations, she is expert at building and maintaining trust, forging long-term relationships, and is driven to deliver outcomes through our placemaking skills and expertise that customers and communities need, because everyone deserves a great place to live.

Helen has been part of Wates Group for over 15 years, and as a member of the Executive Committee she upholds and drives forward the firm’s purpose and behaviours. As part of this she plays a major role in leading the Race & Ethnicity and Wates Women networks to build racial and ethical inclusion and improve retention of women in the business, supporting them to fulfil their potential along the way.

Former to her senior role at Wates Residential, she headed up Wates Smartspace and prior to Wates Helen spent 17 years with ICI, working across the globe. Outside of Wates she is passionate about the arts, which involves being a theatre trustee to support minority interests in London, and she is also a Non-Exec Director of Morgan Advanced Materials Plc.

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