Governance

Board of Directors

Norman AskewPete RedfernChris RickardMike DaviesBaroness DeanAndrew DougalKatherine Innes KerAnthony ReadingDavid Williams Audit Committee
Current members: Andrew Dougal (Committee Chairman), Mike Davies, Anthony Reading and David Williams.
Corporate Responsibility Committee
Current members: Katherine Innes Ker (Committee Chairman), Norman Askew, Brenda Dean, Andrew Dougal and Pete Redfern.
Nomination Committee
Current members: Norman Askew (Committee Chairman), Mike Davies, Brenda Dean, Andrew Dougal, Katherine Innes Ker, Anthony Reading, Pete Redfern and David Williams.
Remuneration Committee
Current members: Anthony Reading (Committee Chairman), Mike Davies, Brenda Dean, Katherine Innes Ker and David Williams.
 
 
James Jordan
 

1. Norman Askew

Chairman

Appointed a Director and Chairman in July 2003. He 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.

 

2. Pete Redfern

Group Chief Executive

Appointed a Director and Chief Executive in July 2007. He also currently has full responsibility for the UK Housing division. He is a member of the Nomination and Corporate Responsibility Committees. Previously Chief Executive of George Wimpey Plc, he was appointed Chief Executive of the Company following the merger. He was previously Finance Director of Rugby Cement and successively Finance Director, Managing Director and Chief Executive of George Wimpey's UK Housing business.

 

3. Chris Rickard

Group Finance Director

Appointed a Director in October 2008. Most recently he held the position of Group Finance Director at Whatman Group plc, leaving the business when it was sold to GE Healthcare in April 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 and Meggitt plc.

 

4. Mike Davies

Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed a Director in October 2003. He is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. He is Chairman of The Royal Mint, Manchester Airports Group and Marshalls plc and a non executive director of Pendragon plc. He was formerly a director of Williams Holdings plc.

 

5. Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde

Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed a Director in July 2007. She 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.

 

6. Andrew Dougal

Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed a Director in November 2002. A Chartered Accountant, he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Corporate Responsibility Committees. He is a director of Premier Farnell plc and Creston plc. Andrew was formerly Group Finance Director of Hanson, the conglomerate, until its demerger and subsequently Group Chief Executive of Hanson plc, the international building materials company, and a non executive director of BPB plc.

 

7. Katherine Innes Ker

Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed a Director in July 2001. She 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 recently stood down as Chairman of Shed Media plc and was previously a non executive director of the Ordnance Survey.

 

8. Anthony Reading MBE

Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed a Director in July 2007. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. Tony was previously a director of Tomkins Plc and Chairman and Chief Executive of Tomkins Corp. USA. He is a non executive director of Laird Plc, Spectris Plc and e2v Technologies plc.

 

9. David Williams

Independent Non Executive Director

Appointed a Director in July 2007. He is the Senior Independent Director. He is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. David was Finance Director of Bunzl plc until January 2006. He is a non executive director of DP World Limited (a Dubai quoted company), Mondi PLC, Mondi Limited (a Republic of South Africa quoted company), Meggitt PLC and Tullow Oil plc.


 10. 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.