Taylor Wimpey Names Former BOE Official Barker as Director

Taylor Wimpey Plc, the U.K.’s second- largest homebuilder by volume, appointed former Bank of England policy maker Kate Barker as an independent non-executive director.

Barker, a member of the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee from 2001 to 2010, will join the London-based company on April 21, according to a statement today. In 2004, she led a review into ways that the U.K. government could make homes more affordable by spurring housing supply.

“She will bring to the company a wealth of economic and political experience as well as a detailed knowledge of the housing industry,” Taylor Wimpey Chairman Kevin Beeston said in the statement.

Barker is also a board member of the Homes and Communities Agency and a non-executive director of Electra Private Equity Plc, a London-based buyout fund.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chris Spillane in London at cspillane3@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew Blackman at ablackman@bloomberg.net.

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.