First female house building CEO

Taylor Wimpey broke new ground in the sector by appointing Jennie Daly as their new CEO. No listed housebuilder has ever appointed a woman as their CEO before. 

Daly has been with Taylor Wimpey for eight years in various planning and group operational roles and replaces Pete Redfern who resigned in December for personal reasons. She officially takes the reins after the AGM in April although Redfern’s 12 month notice period allows for a transitional period.

Taylor Wimpey considered multiple external candidates for the position but ultimately chose Daly as the internal candidate. Being able to point to the CEO as having progressed within the business from Planning Director will be a good news story Taylor Wimpey can use to recruit and retain staff at all levels.