28 June, 2012

Taylor Wimpey plc chief executive Pete Redfern is to join the Board of the Home Builders Federation. He will officially take up his place at the next HBF board meeting on June 28.
HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley said; “I am delighted that Pete is joining the HBF board. He is a leading industry figure and his enthusiasm and appetite to work on behalf of the industry will ensure he makes a valuable contribution to HBF’s work. He will supplement and enhance the skills of the existing board members and I look forward to working closely with him to try and create a better climate within which our industry can operate.”
Pete Redfern said; “HBF plays a vital role in ensuring our industry is well represented with the key decision makers. This is a critical time for the industry and it is vital that we work closely with all stakeholders to find ways of increasing housing supply. HBF’s representation has helped make a real difference to housing policy in recent years, as demonstrated by the introduction of NewBuy. I am keen to play my part as we look to create an environment in which we can build the homes the country needs.”

Pete was appointed to the post of Group Chief Executive of Taylor Wimpey plc in July 2007, following the merger between George Wimpey Plc and Taylor Woodrow plc, and has full day to day operational responsibility for the UK Housing Division.  Prior to the merger, Pete was Group Chief Executive of George Wimpey Plc and before that, successively held the posts of Finance Director and Chief Executive of George Wimpey’s UK Housing business.

Pete is a trustee of homeless charity CRISIS, Chair of the CBI’s Homebuilders Group and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


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Notes to editors

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) is the representative body of the home building industry in England and Wales. The HBF’s member firms account for some 80% of all new homes built in England and Wales in any one year, and include companies of all sizes, ranging from multi-national, household names through regionally based businesses to small local companies: www.hbf.co.uk  

Taylor Wimpey plc is one of the largest residential developers in the UK developing new homes and communities across the country.  Taylor Wimpey operates from 24 regional offices across England, Scotland and Wales and builds around 10,000 homes each year.  Taylor Wimpey is a responsible homebuilder, which is committed to health and safety, environmental sustainability, providing excellent customer service and engaging with local communities.

For further information please visit: www.taylorwimpey.co.uk