Jonny Wates

Director, 

Jonny is a fourth generation family owner of Wates Group.  He joined the family business in 1995 after 6 years working in brand marketing at International Distillers and Vintners (IDV), now part of drinks giant Diageo.  He joined IDV after gaining his first degree at Warwick University.

In 1999/2000, Jonny completed a full time MBA at Cranfield School of Management.  On returning to Wates, he assumed a group-wide role with responsibility for marketing and communications, which included overseeing a complete re-branding of the business.  In 2003, he was appointed head of strategy for Wates Group and led a strategic review at corporate and sector level.

He is currently a member of the Wates Group Board and a director of Gambado Ltd one of the UK’s leading indoor children’s play businesses.

Jonny is the Founder and Chairman of Myriad CEG a leading provider of on-site renewable energy solutions and a director of Gambado Ltd one of the UK’s leading indoor children’s play businesses.

Jonny is a keen sportsman, a governor of Cranleigh School, a Trustee of the Wates Family Enterprise Trust and the William Wates Memorial Trust (WWMT).  He has taken part in 2 organised charity cycle rides for WWMT mirroring the Tour de France route, the most recent of which attracted 140 riders and raised over £400,000. 

Jonny lives in West Sussex with his wife and three children.