She joins from Harrow Estates, part of the Redrow Group, where she was managing director.
Ms Daly will work with Peter Andrew, Taylor Wimpey’s UK director of land and planning, to assess and develop the planning skills of the company’s staff.
He said: “We are delighted to have recruited a professional of Jennie’s calibre at this time of immense growth in the housebuilding sector. She will lead Planning for the Group, a vital function for our business, at a crucial time in the UK [economic] recovery.
“Jennie comes to us with a wealth of experience of working collaboratively with planning authorities and brings with her a formidable number of senior and relevant contacts across the UK. She has an excellent understanding of the planning policy arena, and we have no doubt that she will prove to be an exceptional addition to the Taylor Wimpey team.”