Managing Director, Wates Construction Group
Paul joined Wates as Group Managing Director of the Construction Group in January 2017, with accountability for the portfolio of businesses comprising Construction London, Construction London Residential, Construction Home Counties, Construction North, SES Engineering Services and Wates Building Services.
Paul was previously Executive Vice President at Skanska UK, responsible for building and mechanical/electrical operations. Additionally Paul held executive responsibility for environment, pre-construction and strategic development. Over a 34 year career with Skanska, Paul delivered large and complex projects (routinely over £100 million in value) across the commercial, residential and engineering services sectors as well as a significant number of large public-private partnership (PPP) schemes in healthcare, defence and education. Amongst the most notable landmark projects for which Paul has had accountability are 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) and Heron Tower in London.
Paul has a strong reputation for people development and succession management. He places a particular emphasis on promoting young talent in construction.