Clifford moves from his current role as MD of the group’s Integrated Construction Services business.
The 600-staff-strong business will also be reorganised into four divisions: North, South, Major Projects and Specialist Services – with each divisional lead reporting to Clifford.
The reorganisation will enable £170m turnover SES to be more agile and innovative while continuing to grow its order book, said Wates.
Steve Joyce moves from MD to become regional MD for SES North, which includes Scotland, the North East and North West of England and the Midlands.
Daniel Bavington currently business director for SES in London and the South East, becomes regional MD for SES South, which includes London, the South East, South West and northern Home Counties.
Rob Doherty moves from his current role at SES as operations director for the North West to become director of the new Major Projects division of SES.
John Groom, currently director of building services at Wates, will become director of SES Specialist Services, which includes the group’s dedicated offsite manufacturing facility in Coventry.
Paul Chandler, executive managing director, Wates Construction Group, said: “This is an evolution of our existing business that will enable us to increase productivity, improve collaboration and offer customers an integrated services approach with local and specialist expertise.”