Jo joined Wates in 1997 as a Trainee Surveyor and has since progressed her career through a variety of roles within the commercial and business leadership functions, to her current role as Managing Director of Wates Residential.
As Managing Director, Jo maintains overall responsibility our business activities and the successful, safe delivery of our new build housing projects across the UK. Jo and her senior leadership team ensure that our national teams have the resources and support to deliver to the highest standard for our customers. Jo sits on the Wates Residential Developments Group board and plays a key role in defining group delivery strategy.
Jo has recently been appointed to the board of the Housing Forum, a cross-sector network of organisations and businesses who collaborate to develop and improve the nation’s housing stock and influence housing policy nationally. Through this role, Jo will champion Wates’ agenda to address the UK’s housing shortage by building more and better homes.