Wates appoints new chief of staff to drive strategy

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Construction, development and property services specialists, the Wates Group, has announced the appointment of Emily Westcott as its new chief of staff

Working with chief executive David Allen and the rest of the executive committee, Emily Westcott will support a wide range of initiatives to help shape the strategic development of the Group.

Emily Westcott joined the Wates Group nine years ago and her most recent role was financial controller for SES Engineering Services, the group’s specialist M&E business. She assumes her new role in April 2019.

David Allen, Wates chief executive, said: “Emily’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Wates as we look to build on the success of the last few years by making the group as efficient, progressive and sustainable as possible.

“It’s always a pleasure to be able to promote talented colleagues into senior jobs, so I’m delighted that we’ve found someone of Emily’s calibre from our group of highly talented staff.”

Emily Westcott said: “One of the advantages of being part of a group like Wates is the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of disciplines and different sectors. I’m really looking forward to working with David and the executive committee on this new challenge as the business looks to the future.”

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