Dave Hodgetts

Chief Executive

Dave is the firm's Chief Executive and is responsible for the strategic planning and management of the Company.

He joined Talbots in August 2021 as CEO after spending 12 years at E.ON, latterly as Head of Commercial. Previously, Dave spent 12 years at Taylor Wimpey as Head of Finance and IT. His roles have been heavily focused on finance and commercial matters, driving business performance and managing large teams to achieve great results not only financially, but also for wider stakeholder groups including people and teams.

Dave is an accountant by background, having graduated from Birmingham City University in 1995 with a BA(Hons) in Accountancy, and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1999. He has worked in a variety of sectors, from manufacturing, housebuilding and construction, as well as in energy infrastructure services.

He is passionate about adding value at all levels of an organisation, whether driving better financials through winning new clients, managing risks and opportunities, or supporting, developing and empowering teams to be at their best.

Dave and his wife have two teenage children and a dog, although his daughter has recently added two rabbits to the family – insisting that they needed more pets! He enjoys country walks, gardening and travelling – all activities that help him to relax during downtime from work. He loves going out to restaurants, cinema, live music events and theatre – all the things everyone has missed during lockdown.

His other great interests are football and cars, having supported Wolverhampton Wanderers from a young age, and has owned a classic car which he has shown and taken on driving days.