Jennie Daly has been appointed as chief executive of housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.
Daly is currently group operations director at the company, and a member of the board of directors. She joined Taylor Wimpey in 2014 from Redrow, where she was managing director of its Harrow Estates business. Prior to that, Daly was group land manager at Westbury. She is also a non-executive director of the Peabody Trust and of the New Homes Quality Board.
Daly will take over from Pete Redfern following the company AGM on 26 April. She will be Taylor Wimpey’s first female CEO.
Irene Dorner, Taylor Wimpey chair, said: “Jennie has extensive experience in the housebuilding sector and has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a razor-sharp operational focus. Her strong focus on execution, combined with her customer and people-focused skills, set her apart from the other candidates we were considering. I look forward to continuing to work closely with her as we execute our next phase of growth.”