Business Leaders

Our business leaders report to Group Chief Executive Dave Smith and work alongside Dave and Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Peter Duff. This team leads our contracting activities and is comprised of our operating business managing directors and the group directors of our corporate functions. In addition, we have a dedicated Managing Director of our Developments business for Residential and PBSA.

Mike Smedley – Managing Director Construction

Bio coming soon

David Walters – Managing Director Developments

A chartered surveyor, David joined in 2018, and was appointed Managing Director in 2022. David has worked on broadening the development activities of the division into other sectors, he is also focused on creating an integrated approach to development and construction, fully aligned to the target model of PBSA and PRS investors.

Formerly, David worked for Grainger PLC for nearly 15 years as the Director of Direct Development. He established and grew the Grainger direct development business, with an emphasis on partnerships to a £1.5bn GDV division. David sat on the group investment committee at Grainger and was part of the leadership team in creating and implementing the new PRS strategy.