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Board appointment at Wates Group

The family-owned building, development, and property maintenance company has appointed Liz Reilly to the Group Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Reilly will chair the Wates Group’s Remuneration Committee.

Reilly has over 30 years of executive experience in organisational design and development; talent management; reward and cultural transformation in large scale UK businesses including J Sainsbury plc, FCC Environment and, latterly, SEGRO plc, the FTSE 100 owner and developer of warehousing and industrial properties in the UK and Continental Europe.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Watkin Jones plc, the FTSE-listed housing developer and manager of student and build-to-rent accommodation, where she is Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Speaking about Reilly’s appointment Wates Group Chairman, Tim Wates, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Liz to the Group Board. She brings a huge range of experience at senior levels in business, which will be invaluable as we move ahead with our bright and ambitious future growth plans. I look forward to working with her.”

Reilly commented: “I am delighted to be joining Wates with its long history and reputation for quality and innovation and being part of a team with a real ambition for growing and developing the business for the future.”


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