David Brocklebank is the Executive Managing Director of Wates Developments Group, having held a number of roles within the business since joining Wates in 2001. He oversees Wates’ business activity in residential land and development, engaging with both the public and private sector markets.
The Developments Group within Wates comprises of 3 business streams: Wates Developments Ltd, a specialist land investment, planning and joint ventures development business in the housebuilding sector; Wates Partnerships, a recently formed land and build delivery business, providing turnkey schemes to Housing Associations, care home operators and investors in the housing, senior living and PRS space; and Wates Development Agency Services providing outsourced development planning and delivery capability together with sales and marketing expertise to Local Authorities in the UK.
David has 27 years’ experience in the development sector, having previously held Directorships within the Berkeley Group and David Wilson Homes in the 1990s. As a prominent figure in the industry, he maintains a keen interest in the direction of planning policy, housing delivery and supply. He sits on the Boards of a number of development project companies as partner to PLC housebuilders such as Vistry and Miller Homes. He is a founding Board member of the Land Promoters and Developers Federation and on the Advisory Committee of the MSc in Sustainable Development, Oxford University (2017-21).
In his role within Wates, David sits on the Group Executive Committee and Chairs the Residential and Development Investment Committees as part of the Group’s capital governance processes. Since January 2021 David has taken up the opportunity to become a Non-Executive Director of South East Housing Association, Moat Homes in addition to his role at Wates.