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Tim Wates

Director, Wates Group

Cambridge affiliations

  • MBA, Emmanuel College (1991)

Professional history

Tim is a Director of Wates, one of the UK's largest privately owned construction property services and development businesses – operating nationally with 4,000 employees and revenues of over £1.6bn.

He started his career at Cazenove & Co. in the City prior to joining the Wates Group where he has held a number of roles around finance and housing – culminating in Managing Director of Wates Developments and then Chairman of Wates Family Holdings. He is Chairman of the Wates Family Council – the Family Shareholder Forum – is a member of the Wates Group Audit Committee and leads for the Family on Housing.

Tim is a UKTI Business Ambassador, Chairman of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and a Non-Executive Director of Tampopo and Pedder Property.

Society & charity work

A Trustee of various Wates Family charities and a Director of the Clink Charity, Tim is also Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey.

Pioneering spirit

When the first students walked through the doors of Cambridge Judge Business School 25 years ago, what were they expecting? How did …

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Tim Wates
Tim Wates, Director of Wates Group and Advisory Board Member