Taylor Wimpey Plc is engaged in the business of building new homes and investment properties with new housing developments throughout the United Kingdom. The firm specializes in land acquisition, home and community design, urban regeneration, community engagement and the development of supporting infrastructure. The company manages a portfolio of land plots across the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and Spain. The firm operates through the following businesses: Housing United Kingdom, Housing North America, Housing Spain & Gibraltar and Logistics. The Housing United Kingdom business builds a range of products, from one bedroom apartments and starter homes to large detached family homes, which are sold under the brands Taylor Wimpey, George Wimpey and Bryant Homes. The Housing North America business operates under the Taylor Morrison and Monarch brands. It also operates a real estate company, Monarch, which builds high-rise condominiums in premier locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area and master-planned single-family communities across Ontario. The Housing Spain & Gibraltar business builds new homes in Spain at three destinations, Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and the Balearic Island of Mallorca and Gibraltar. The Logistics business sources bulk materials directly from manufacturers to prepare just in time delivery of build packs for each stage of the building process. The company was founded on July 3, 2007 and is headquartered in High Wycombe, the United Kingdom.
Appointed as a Director and to the post of Chairman on 1st July 2010, Kevin chairs the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
His current appointments include the Chairmanship of the Equiniti Group and of two private businesses, Domestic & General Limited and Partnerships in Care Limited.
Pete Redfern , Group Chief Executive
Appointed as a Director and to the post of Group Chief Executive in July 2007 following the merger with George Wimpey Plc, Pete is a member of the Nomination Committee.
In addition he has full day to day operational responsibility for the UK Housing division. Prior to the merger he was 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 is a trustee of the homelessness charity Crisis.
Ryan Mangold , Group Finance Director
Appointed as a Director and to the post of Group Finance Director in November 2010, Ryan joined Taylor Wimpey in April 2009 as Group Financial Controller.
Previously, Ryan was Group Financial Controller of Mondi Group for five years, playing a key part in the demerger from Anglo American plc, and prior to this he held various senior finance roles with Anglo American plc.
James Jordan , Group Legal Director and Company Secretary
Appointed Group Legal Director and Company Secretary on 21 July 2011, James, a solicitor, was previously Group Company Secretary and General Counsel, a position he had held since the merger.
Previously he had held the same position with George Wimpey Plc, since his appointment in February 2002. Before joining the Group, James held senior legal and company secretary roles in industry which included positions with The Rugby Group Plc and English China Clays Plc.
Robert Rowley , Independent Non Executive Director, Senior Independent Director
Appointed as a Non Executive Director in January 2010, Rob is the Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
He was previously a director of Reuters Plc, deputy chairman of Cable and Wireless plc and a non executive director of Prudential plc and Taylor Nelson Sofres plc. He is a non executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Capital Shopping Centres Group and Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC.
Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde , Independent Non Executive Director
Appointed as a Non Executive Director in July 2007. Brenda is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
She is a member of the House of Lords and is active in a number of public areas, including the House of Lords Appointments Commission. Brenda is Chairman of the New Covent Garden Market Authority and a Partnership Director of National Air Traffic Services. Brenda was a non executive director of George Wimpey Plc prior to its merger with Taylor Woodrow.
Anthony Reading MBE , Independent Non Executive Director
Appointed as a Non Executive Director in July 2007, Tony is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
He was previously a director of Tomkins Plc and Chairman and Chief Executive of Tomkins Corp. USA and was a non executive director of George Wimpey Plc prior to its merger with Taylor Woodrow. He is non executive director of Laird Plc and e2v Technologies plc.
Mike Hussey , Independent Non Executive Director
Appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1st July 2011, Mike is a member of the Nomination Committee. He is Chief Executive of Almacantar, a private property investment and development company which he founded in February 2010.
Almacantar owns Centre Point and Marble Arch Tower in London’s West End. Mike is also a Trustee of Photographers Gallery Limited.
Mike has held a number of senior roles in the property sector, most recently as an Executive Board Director of Land Securities plc with responsibility for its London portfolio. Prior to Land Securities, Mike was head of Leasing and Marketing for Canary Wharf Group plc. He is a former partner at Knight Frank, a former Chairman of the Regeneration and Development Committee of the British Property Federation and a former Trustee of LandAid, the property industry charity.
Kate Barker CBE , Independent Non Executive Director
Appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21st April 2011, Kate is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. She is a business economist and is presently a Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse and a non-executive director of Electra Private Equity plc and the Yorkshire Building Society.
Previously, Kate was a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from 2001 until May 2010. During this period, she 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.
She was awarded a CBE in 2005 for services to social housing.