The Pedder Group Board Members

Alex Pedder BA Hons MNAEA MARLA - Chief Executive

Having left Nottingham University Business School, Alex joined the Wates Group on a graduate programme. He moved to the estate agency business setting up a highly successful Land and New Homes department specialising in the disposal of development opportunities and the sale of new homes. Alex then took a more involved role in the development of the company progressing to Director level and on to Chief Executive. In this role he has executed a substantial change programme across the organisation optimising the structure, marketing and operational practices of the business creating an attractive, profitable and progressive company. He has a passion for the industry and sectors in which he works. Alex is married with two children and in his spare time enjoys most sports particularly golf, motor cars and boating / water sports.

Alan Pedder CBE AMIMechE - Chairman

Alan is a mechanical engineer by profession with a long career in ICI where he was CEO of a number of global businesses. He has held a number of non-executive directorships including Chairman of AECI Ltd. and Remploy Ltd. and currently Baronsmead VCT4 plc. Public appointments have included IDAB, BTC and London South Bank University. He has also acted as a consultant to companies large and small, engaged in strategy, business development, marketing, M&A and executive development. He is currently engaged with two companies developing in the Superyacht market in Palma-Mallorca. Alan is married with four children and enjoys boating, skiing, cars and golf and was awarded the CBE in 2004 for services to disabled people.


Tim Wates, BA Hons MBA - Non Executive Director


Tim is a Director of Wates, one of the UK’s largest privately owned construction, property services and development businesses – operating nationally with 4,000 employees and revenues of over £1.6bn. He started his career at Cazenove & Co. in the City prior to joining the Wates Group where he has held a number of roles around finance and housing – culminating in Managing Director of Wates Developments and then Chairman of Wates Family Holdings.  He is Chairman of the Wates Family Council – the Family Shareholder Forum – is a member of the Wates Group Audit Committee and leads for the Family on Housing. 

Tim is Chairman of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and a Non-Executive Director of Tampopo.  A Trustee of various Wates Family charities and a Director of the Clink Charity, Tim is also an Advisory Board Member of the Judge Business School, Cambridge University and Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey and has an MBA from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University. Outside work, he likes to spend time with his family, enjoys food and wine and a weekly game of 5-a-side football.


Julian Hill FCA - Finance Director

Julian is a finance director with quoted plc director experience at a number of companies who has added significant value to entrepreneurial businesses by managing growth, initiating change and turnaround including diversification, acquisitions, start-ups, mergers, disposals and eliminating surplus costs. Julian qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Touche (London) where he was in the corporate finance department. Since then he has held senior management positions with a number of companies in a variety of industries including St Ives plc (a mid cap stock exchange quoted printing group), CSS Stellar (the largest UK AIM quoted sports marketing company) and Harper_Downie (a medium sized firm of architects).


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