The Review has been led by Pete Redfern, CEO of Taylor Wimpey supported by an independent Panel of experts invited to participate on the basis of their experience and knowledge of the housing industry, its impact on the economy and the lives of different social groups within the UK.
Pete Redfern was appointed to the post of 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, as well as TW’s Spanish operation. 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 non-executive director and member of the Remuneration Committee of Travis Perkins plc, a trustee of the homelessness charity CRISIS, a member of the Board of the Home Builders Federation and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Pete is married to Claire, they have five children and live in Oxford. His interests include furniture making and other woodwork, running, playing football, watching rugby, trekking, painting and history.
The Panel Members
Terrie Alafat CBE is the Chief Executive at the Chartered Institute of Housing. Terrie joined CIH in April 2015 from the Department for Communities and Local Government, where she was Director of Housing.
Terrie has also worked in the Civil Service since 2003, covering various housing policies including homelessness, supporting people, affordable housing and housing supply. Before moving to the UK 30 years ago she was involved in educational research and evaluation in Chicago schools.
She started her career in the UK in social services policy development at a local authority and she was Director of Housing and Corporate Strategy at Kensington and Chelsea until 2002, before moving to the Government Office for London where she was responsible for housing and local government.
Dame Kate Barker CBE
Dame Kate Barker CBE is presently a member of the Jersey Fiscal Policy Panel, and an independent non-executive director of Taylor Wimpey plc and the Yorkshire Building Society. Kate is also Chairman of Trustees for the British Coal Staff Superannuation Fund.
Previously, Kate Barker was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England from 2001 until May 2010. During this period, she also led two major policy reviews for Government, on housing supply and on land use planning.
Before joining the MPC she was Chief Economic Adviser at the CBI (1994-2001) and in 1996-1997 a member of HM Treasury’s Panel of Economic Advisors. Prior to this, Kate has worked as Research Officer at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and Chief European Economist at the Ford Motor Company in Brentwood, from 1985-1994.
Andy Gray was most recently the Managing Director of Mortgage Lending at Barclays Bank, from 2004-2015, and was previously Head of Products, UK Mortgages, a post he held from 2001.
Andy originally joined Barclays in 1997 from Bank of Ireland where he was Marketing Manager, having worked in both savings and mortgage business. Prior to Bank of Ireland, he spent 6 years working for Abbey National.
Andy was responsible for designing and introducing Barclays’ flexible mortgage products including the UK high streets first offset and flexible mortgages.
Andy has also held the positions of Deputy Chairman of the CML and a member of the Executive Committee.
In August 2015 Andy’s contribution to the mortgage industry was recognised when he received the British Mortgage Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ian Mulheirn has been Director of Consulting at Oxford Economics, a global economics consultancy, since 2013. Before moving to Oxford Economics Ian was Director of the Social Market Foundation, a Westminster economics and public policy think tank, from 2008-2013.
Prior to the SMF Ian was an economic adviser at HM Treasury where, as well as providing policy advice, he undertook extensive labour market and tax analysis.
Ian has worked in a variety of policy areas including savings and investment, welfare to work and child poverty. He was a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the Work Programme, and until recently he sat on the Mayor of London’s Employment and Skills Working Group. In 2014 Ian won the Society of Business Economists’ Rybczynski Prize