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Wates appoints chief operating officer Dave Smith to the board

Wates has appointed group chief operating officer Dave Smith to the group board.

Mr Smith’s group board appointment will be in addition to his role as group chief operating officer and managing director of construction.

He started at Wates as a Quantity Surveyor 24 years ago. He has held a variety of business leadership roles in London and nationally.

Wates chairman and chief executive Paul Drechsler said: “Dave is passionate about Wates and delivering for our customers and has seen the business grow and change extensively over the past 24 years.

“His broad experience in the construction industry and business skill will be especially valuable to the board as the Wates Group continues to focus on profitable growth.”