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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 Non-Executive Director of Tampopo and Pedder Property and has an MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School.

Society & charity work

Tim is a UKTI Business Ambassador, Chairman of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, a Trustee of various Wates Family charities (including the William Wates Memorial Trust), a Director of The Clink Charity, an Advisory Board Member of Cambridge Judge Business School and Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey. He was also a state school Governor from 2005-2015.

Outside work, he likes to spend time with his family, enjoys food and wine and a weekly game of five-a-side football.

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