Annual Report and Accounts 2009

Board of Directors

Photo: Norman Askew

Norman Askew
Chairman

Appointed as a Director and to the post of Chairman in July 2003, Norman chairs the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee. His current appointments include the Chairmanship of IMI plc and of the Board of Governors of the University of Manchester.

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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 and Corporate Responsibility Committees. 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.

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Chris Rickard
Group Finance Director

Appointed as a Director and to the post of Group Finance Director in October 2008, Chris qualified as an accountant and was an Audit Manager with PwC, leaving in 1986 to work in industry. He has extensive experience of working in the capital intensive manufacturing and services industries, having previously held the position of Group Finance Director at VT Group plc, Weir Group plc, Meggitt plc and more recently at Whatman Group plc.

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Sheryl Palmer
President and CEO of Taylor Morrison

Appointed as a Director on 5 August 2009, Sheryl has over 20 years’ experience of the US housing market which includes senior regional positions with Pulte, Blackhawk Corporation and, until the merger, with Morrison Homes. Shortly after the merger she was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Morrison with executive responsibility for the US and Canadian businesses. Sheryl is a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee.

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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, Nomination and Corporate Responsibility 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, a Partnership Director of National Air Traffic Services and a non executive director of Dawson Holdings PLC. Brenda was a non executive director of George Wimpey Plc prior to its merger with Taylor Woodrow.

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Andrew Dougal
Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed as a Non Executive Director in November 2002, Andrew, a Chartered Accountant, is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Corporate Responsibility Committees. He is a non executive director of Premier Farnell plc and Creston plc. Andrew was formerly Group Finance Director of Hanson, the Anglo-American diversified industrial group, until it demerged. He was subsequently Group Chief Executive of Hanson plc, the international building materials company, and he was also a non executive director of BPB plc.

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Katherine Innes Ker
Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed as a Non Executive Director in July 2001, Katherine is Chairman of the Corporate Responsibility Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Katherine has considerable experience as a financial analyst in the media sector. She is a non executive director of St. Modwen Properties PLC and was formerly Chairman of Shed Media plc and a non executive director of the Ordnance Survey.

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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 a non executive director of Laird Plc, Spectris Plc and e2v Technologies plc.

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Rob Rowley
Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed as a Non Executive Director on 1 January 2010, Rob is 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 both Liberty International plc and moneysupermarket.com.

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David Williams
Independent Non Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Appointed a Non Executive Director in July 2007, David is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees and was a non executive director of George Wimpey Plc prior to its merger with Taylor Woodrow. He was Finance Director of Bunzl plc until January 2006. David is a non executive director of DP World Limited (a Dubai quoted company), Meggitt PLC and Tullow Oil plc. He has recently been appointed as joint chairman of the Mondi Group prior to which he was a non executive director of Mondi PLC and Mondi Limited (a Republic of South Africa quoted company). David has indicated that he will stand down from the Board on 31 March 2010.

Audit Committee Current members: Rob Rowley (Committee Chairman), Andrew Dougal, Anthony Reading and David Williams.

Corporate Responsibility Committee Current members: Katherine Innes Ker (Committee Chairman), Norman Askew, Brenda Dean, Andrew Dougal, Sheryl Palmer and Pete Redfern.

Nomination Committee Current members: Norman Askew (Committee Chairman), Brenda Dean, Andrew Dougal, Katherine Innes Ker, Anthony Reading, Pete Redfern, Rob Rowley and David Williams.

Remuneration Committee Current members: Anthony Reading (Committee Chairman), Brenda Dean, Katherine Innes Ker, Rob Rowley and David Williams.

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James Jordan
Group Company Secretary and General Counsel

Appointed in July 2007. James, a solicitor, is the Taylor Wimpey plc Group Company Secretary and General Counsel. Previously he held the same position with George Wimpey Plc following his appointment in February 2002.