Jim has been been with SES Wates for 30 years, more recently as its business director. Interserve is a design, construction, facilties management and public services provider with a £3.6 Bn turnover and 80,000 employees around the world.
Jim has had a number of senior position within SES Wates, including being a non-executive director of their offsite manufacturing business.
He will report to IES managing director, Mike Knowles. JIm will deliver the company's strategic vision in the north and Newcastle.