- House builder Taylor Wimpey said that it had appointed Irene Dorner as its new chairman, to replace Kevin Beeston.

Dorner had held a number of senior roles at HSBC, including running its Malaysian and US operations.

She would join the board as chairman designate on 1 December and work closely with Beeston during a handover period lasting up until 26 February 2020.

At 9:15am: [LON:TW.] Taylor Wimpey PLC share price was +1.45p at 161.55p

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