Managing Director, Wates Living Space - Homes Division
Jo has over 20 years experience in construction, joining Wates as a trainee surveyor in 1997 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 Living Space Homes. She has overall responsibility for the safe delivery of all new build housing activities across the UK and also sits on the Wates Residential Development Group Board, playing a key role in defining group strategy.
Wates Group is a family-owned construction services company, whose values, long term vision and financial independence have enabled them to thrive throughout the economic ups and downs of more than a century, creating a £1.3bn business operating across the construction sector.
Wates’ distinctive culture celebrates people, partnership and sustainability; always exploring new ways for the construction industry to work together on strategic issues, such as reducing waste and boosting skills. Jo has been an integral part of forming the Wates Living Space business, which focuses on creating more new build affordable homes and creating better homes through our maintenance activities. She is passionate about the skills agenda and ensuring that our activities bring long-term, positive impact for the communities in which we work.