Robert — who has more than 30 years of experience in the property sector — has been the CEO at Land Securities Group PLC since 2012.
Prior to this, he was property director at Great Portland Street Estates and was recently the president of the British Property Federation.
Robert will also become a member the audit committee as well as the nomination committee upon his appointment to the board.
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"Rob has a deep understanding of the property sector and a strong track record of success as the CEO of Landsec, all of which will provide an excellent fit for our board's current skill set and balance,” said Kevin Beeston, chairman at Taylor Wimpey.
“Rob will be a valuable adviser and contributor to both the board and the Taylor Wimpey business and we all very much look forward to working with him."