Wates' interim boss lands full time gig

David allen wates group april 2018

David Allen becomes permanent chief executive immediately

The man who took over from Carillion-bound Andrew Davies last autumn is taking on the top job at Wates permanently.

David Allen (pictured) has been named as the firm’s new chief executive with immediate effect.

Allen, who had been chief finance director with Wates since 2016, was appointed acting chief executive after Davies left last November to take up the top job at Carillion. The firm collapsed a week before he was due to start.

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