group commercial director,
Simon Potter was appointed Group Commercial Director in July 2018 and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Wates Group.
He joined Wates in 1989 and in a career spanning 30 years, has held key commercial roles within the business, including Commercial Director for Wates Construction, where he oversaw a team of 400 surveyors and had overall commercial responsibility for all construction projects – both pre- and post contract - across the UK.
During this time, Simon was instrumental in developing Wates’ pre-eminence in public sector frameworks, particularly in the education and justice sectors, together with Scape Procure Major Works and various regional frameworks.
Simon works closely with our clients to overcome problems and define commercially viable solutions for their businesses, bringing extensive knowledge of all contractual forms, construction techniques and procurement types. As part of his role Simon chairs a number of corporate committees, including those on Risk and Audit.
Simon in a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.