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.