David Ritchie – UK Chief Executive Officer
Over 25 years in the housebuilding industry
David joined WElink Group in 2017 as Group Board Advisor to advise on establishing the Group’s new MMC sustainable homes business and investing in its first sites. In January 2019, David agreed to become Chief Executive of WElink Homes in the UK. David is passionate about changing the way we build homes in the UK, grasping the opportunity to deliver a higher quality home which is low carbon and costs less for the homeowner to live in and enjoy.
Prior to joining WElink Group, David spent 19 years with FTSE 250 listed Bovis Homes Group plc, serving as Group Finance Director, Group Managing Director followed by nine years as Group Chief Executive. During his time as Group Chief Executive, Bovis Homes more than doubled its annual volume of homes, delivering circa 4,000 new homes per annum with sales in excess of £1bn.
David is a Chartered Accountant (ACA), having trained with and worked the first 8 years of his career with KPMG, and he holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from the University of Reading. David is also a non-executive director of the iconic Scottish soft drinks business AG Barr plc.
Away from the business, David runs to keep fit, has a weakness for classic British sports cars and likes to follow Rugby Union, supporting Exeter Chiefs.