Date: Wednesday 21 May 2014
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennie Daly as our new UK Director of Planning.
Jennie took up her new position with Taylor Wimpey on Monday 12 May 2014 after 11 years with Harrow Estates, part of the Redrow Group, where she was previously Managing Director.
She brings a wealth of experience to the UK Director of Planning role and will work closely with Peter Andrew, Taylor Wimpey’s UK Director of Land and Planning, to assess and develop the planning skills of the Company’s staff and ensure Taylor Wimpey is best equipped for a changing planning regime.
Jennie will also offer planning support, coaching and advice to Taylor Wimpey’s 24 regional business units as well as providing valuable oversight of the appeals process.
Peter said: “We are delighted to have recruited a professional of Jennie’s calibre at this time of immense growth in the housebuilding sector. She will lead Planning for the Group, a vital function for our business, at a crucial time in the UK economic recovery.
“Jennie comes to us with a wealth of experience of working collaboratively with planning authorities and brings with her a formidable number of senior and relevant contacts across the UK. She has an excellent understanding of the planning policy arena, and we have no doubt that she will prove to be an exceptional addition to the Taylor Wimpey team.”
Jennie Daly trained at the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Member of the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute). Her professional background has been in planning assessment and promotion, with a strong development and commercial focus.
She has a reputation for ensuring that planning consents and development masterplans remain focused on deliverability, buildability and viability in changing market circumstances and for achieving added value through the planning and development process.
Commenting on her new post, Jennie said: “At this very challenging time, facing a national housing crisis, I am delighted to be joining one of the largest homebuilders where I believe we can make a real difference.
"I very much look forward to the role which will continue to see me work with valued colleagues from government and related sectors."