Paul Chandler joins Wates from Skanska UK, where he is currently executive vice president in charge of all building and mechanical/electrical operations. Notable projects with which he has been involved include 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), Heron Tower and the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.
At Wates he will report group chief executive Andrew Davies and sit on the group executive committee.
Andrew Davies said: “Paul has built an enviable reputation for delivering large and complex projects with a keen emphasis on operational excellence. He also brings enormous experience in sustainability and diversity and inclusion, areas which we have always valued at Wates, and which are becoming increasingly important to our customers. I am delighted that Paul has agreed to join the Wates team and look forward to working with him on the many opportunities ahead.”
Paul Chandler said: “I am delighted to be joining the Wates Group at an exciting time in its growth strategy. Wates has a great reputation across a number of sectors with strong performance across all its operations. I look forward to bringing my experience to bear on the next stage of the construction group’s development alongside my new colleagues.”