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Taylor Wimpey Names Former BOE Official Barker as Director

Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- 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.

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