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Wates Group appoints new chief executive 

Written by: Prithvi Pandya
Published on: 1 Feb 2023

Eoghan O’Lionaird [square]Wates Group has appointed Eoghan O’Lionaird as its new chief executive, starting on 23 February 2023.
O’Lionaird was previously chief executive at marine services company James Fisher and Sons plc and will will sit on the Wates Group board.

He has held executive roles at Spectris plc, Danaher Corporation, Philips and Mitsui Kinzoku.

O’Lionaird will be based in Wates’ headquarters in Leatherhead, Surrey. He will take over from interim chief executive Philip Wainwright who has been in the post since the summer of 2022. Wainwright returns as planned to his role as chief financial officer.

Image credit | Wates Group