Taylor Wimpey appoints Angela Knight as director
Ms. Knight is currently Chairman of the Office of Tax Simplification in HM Treasury. In addition, she is the Senior Independent Director of both Tullett Prebon plc and Brewin Dolphin Holdings plc as well as a Non Executive Director of Arbuthnot Latham and Co.
Previously, Ms. Knight was a Member of Parliament from 1992 to 1997, including two years as the Economic Secretary at HM Treasury; and was successively Chief Executive of The Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers, the British Bankers' Association and Energy UK.
Ms. Knight's previous Non-Executive roles have also included Lloyds TSB plc, Scottish Widows, Logica plc and Transport for London.
On her appointment to the Board of Taylor Wimpey plc, Ms. Knight will also become a member of the Remuneration, Audit and Nomination Committees.
The Board also announced that Baroness Ford of Cunninghame has stepped down as an Independent Non Executive Director.
Ms. Ford has more than 20 years experience as a non-Executive Director and Chairman of private and listed companies and extensive experience of working with Government.
Ms. Ford is currently Chairman of May Gurney Integrated Services plc, Chairman of Barchester Healthcare Limited, and is a non-Executive director of Taylor Wimpey plc, Segro plc and Grainger plc.
Ms. Ford was also a member of the Olympic Board and Chairman of the Olympic Park Legacy Company. She was appointed to the House of Lords in 2006 and sits as an Independent Peer. ■