Taylor Wimpey plc Board of Directors

The Board oversees the risk and control framework of the Group and the Chief Executive is responsible for implementing any necessary improvements with the support of the GMT.

For more information about our Board of Directors and Corporate Governance please see our latest Annual Report and Accounts.

Kevin Beeston

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Appointed as a Director and to the post of Chair in July 2010, Kevin chairs the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. He has significant experience of chairing boards of both public and private companies and of being a non executive director and a member of audit, nomination and remuneration committees. He also brings a wealth of commercial, financial and high level management experience including being a former CEO of a FTSE 100 company. Kevin is a non executive director of Severn Trent plc; Marston Corporate Limited and The Football Association Premier League Limited. He was formerly Chair of Equiniti Group plc, Domestic & General Limited, and Serco Group plc and a non executive director of IMI plc.

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Irene Dorner

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Independent Non Executive Director and Chair- Designate

Appointed as a Non Executive Director and as Chair-designate on 1 December 2019, Irene is a member of the Nomination Committee (which she will Chair in due course) and of the Remuneration Committee. Following her qualification as a barrister, she had a long and distinguished career, largely at HSBC, where she held a number of senior positions for over 30 years until the end of 2014. Her roles included running HSBC’s Malaysian operations, becoming CEO and President of HSBC in the United States and also being appointed as Group Managing Director of HSBC Holdings and a member of the Group Management Board. Irene currently holds independent non executive roles at AXA SA and Rolls-Royce Holdings plc and she also chairs Control Risks Limited, a risk consultancy business. During 2018 Irene also chaired Virgin Money Holdings (UK) plc prior to it being acquired. Irene will work closely with the Chair, Kevin Beeston during a handover period and it is anticipated that she will assume the role of Chair following the announcement of the Company’s 2019 Full Year Results on 26 February 2020, at which time Kevin will stand down from the Board.

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Pete Redfern

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Chief Executive

Appointed as a Director and to the post of Chief Executive in July 2007. Pete was previously Group Chief Executive of George Wimpey Plc and, before that, successively held the posts of Finance Director and Chief Executive of George Wimpey’s UK Housing business. He has full day-to-day operational responsibility for delivering the Company’s strategy in a profitable, safe and environmentally responsible manner. He has significant financial, operational and management experience, gained from his various roles in industry and from his time at KPMG. Pete is a non executive director of Travis Perkins where he is also Chair of the stay safe committee and member of the remuneration committee. He is also Chair of the Youth Adventure Trust charity and a Trustee of the homelessness charity Crisis.

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Chris Carney

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Group Finance Director

Appointed as Group Finance Director in April 2018. Chris is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in both private practice and for Associated British Foods plc, before joining Taylor Wimpey in 2006 as Group Financial Controller, a post he held until 2008. Chris then became the Finance Director of Taylor Wimpey UK (the Group's main operating company), before undertaking the role of Managing Director of the Company's South Thames business unit. Having gained operational and delivery breadth, Chris was appointed to the role of Divisional Chair for the London and South-East Division in 2015, where he oversaw significant progress in the operational and financial performance of the Division.

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Jennie Daly

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Group Operations Director

Appointed as a Director in April 2018. Jennie also holds the role of Group Operations Director. Jennie joined Taylor Wimpey in 2014 from Redrow plc, as UK Planning Director, before becoming UK Land Director in 2015. She has a wealth of experience in the housebuilding industry gained from roles which include strategic land oversight at Westbury plc and managing director of Harrow Estates Plc. As Group Operations Director, Jennie oversees our land, planning, design and technical, production and supply chain functions, in addition to managing the Taylor Wimpey Logistics business. Jennie is also a non-executive director of the Peabody Trust.

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Dame Kate Barker DBE

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Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed as a Non Executive Director in April 2011, Kate is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees; and the Senior Independent Director since 26 April 2018. She is a business economist and was previously a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from 2001 until May 2010. During this period, Kate also led two major policy reviews for Government, on housing supply and on land use planning. Before joining the MPC, she was Chief Economic Adviser at the CBI. Kate was awarded a CBE in 2005 for services to social housing and a DBE in 2014 for services to the economy. Kate is an industry-recognised economist who also brings a wider economic insight gained through her various roles, including as a Member of the Oversight Board of the Office for Budget Responsibility. Kate is a Trustee Director and Chair of the British Coal Superannuation Scheme; an Independent Consultant and member of the Investment Committee of Saunderson House; a non executive director of Man Group plc; a National Infrastructure Commissioner for HM Treasury; an Independent Commissioner of the UK Government’s Geospatial Commission and an external member of the Oxford University Council. It has also been announced that Kate will become Chair of the Universities Superannuation Scheme later this year.


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Gwyn Burr

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Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed as a Non Executive Director on 1 February 2018, Gwyn is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and is also a member of the Nomination Committee. She has over 25 years’ executive experience, principally in Marketing, HR and Customer Service in the retail sector, which included the roles of Customer Director and Customer Service and Colleague Director at Sainsbury plc. Previously, Gwyn held non executive positions with the Principality Building Society Limited, DFS Furniture plc, Sainsbury’s Bank plc, Wembley National Stadium Limited and the Financial Ombudsman Service. Gwyn is Senior Independent Director of Hammerson plc and her other non executive directorships include Metro AG (a German listed company); and Member of the Supervisory Board of Takeaway.com.

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Angela Knight CBE

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Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed as a Non Executive Director on 1 November 2016, Angela is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Angela is the senior independent director of TPICAP Plc; and is a non executive director of Arbuthnot Latham & Co, Provident Financial plc and Encore Capital Group, Inc. She brings to the Board a wealth of experience gained at a senior level in both the public and private sectors. Previously, Angela was a member of Parliament from 1992 to 1997, including two years as the Economic Secretary at HM Treasury; Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification in HM Treasury until the end of February 2019; and was also successively Chief Executive of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers; the British Bankers’ Association; and Energy UK.


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Robert Noel

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Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed as a Non Executive Director on 1 October 2019, Rob is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. Rob has over 30 years experience in the property sector and has been Chief Executive of Land Securities Group Plc since 2012. Prior to joining Land Securities in 2010 he was Property Director at Great Portland Estates plc from 2002 to 2009. From 1992 to 2002 he was a Director of Nelson Bakewell, the property services group. Rob is a Trustee of the Natural History Museum and a Board member of The British Property Federation and was its President from 2018 to 2019.


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Humphrey Singer

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Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed as a Non Executive Director on 9 December 2015, Humphrey is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee. Humphrey has a wealth of financial experience and expertise in the areas of both digital solutions and customer services and is currently Chief Financial Officer at Belron Group. Previously he was Chief Finance Officer of Marks and Spencer Group plc; Group Finance Director of Dixons Carphone plc; Group Finance Director of Dixons Retail plc; and earlier held senior finance-related roles within Dixons, including as Group Financial Controller, and prior to that with Coca Cola Enterprises


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Alice Marsden

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Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary on 4 November 2019, Alice, a solicitor, was previously the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Thomas Cook Group plc and has also worked in the legal profession. Alice oversees compliance with legal and regulatory obligations and also manages the Company’s Legal and Secretariat Departments. She has significant legal, commercial, transactional and regulatory/corporate governance related experience.


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