HBF Policy Conference 2019

26 March, 2019

HBF Policy Conference 19


The industry came together to discuss the plethora of issues facing the housebuilding sector at the HBF Policy Conference on March 26th.

Despite the problems of parliament and the Brexit debate, both housing secretary James Brokenshire and shadow housing secretary John Healey escaped Westminster to speak at the conference, laying down challenges to the industry on quality and delivery.

The conference discussed the key issues facing housebuilders, including of course planning, the market, customer care and the advent of the New Homes Ombudsman.

But also on the agenda this year were mental health and diversity.

HBF announced the launch of a new campaign in association with the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and provide support for workers in the industry. Housebuilders have already raised more than £100,000 for the charity.

And a diverse panel of industry experts discussed the Future Face of the Housebuilding Industry and the importance of diversity and inclusivity to the sector.


James Brokenshire
Rt Hon. James Brokenshire MP
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Stewart Baseley new
Stewart Baseley
Executive Chairman, Home Builders Federation (HBF)
Natalie Elphicke
Natalie Elphicke OBE MP
Independent Chair, New Homes Quality Board
john healey
Rt Hon John Healey MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing
Andrew Whitaker
Planning Director, HBF
Christine Whitehead
Christine Whitehead
Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics, LSE
mark farmer
Mark Farmer
Founding Director & CEO, Cast Consultancy
Lucian Cook
Lucian Cook
Head of Residential Research, Savills
Lindsey Young
Lindsey Young
Chief Operating Officer, Clarkson Evans
john tonkiss new
John Tonkiss
CEO, McCarthy Stone
Tomiwa Oluade
Tomiwa Oluade
Assistant Project Manager, Taylor Wimpey
David Montague
David Montague
CEO, L&Q Group
Manjeeta Pathak
Manjeeta Pathak
Assistant Site Manager, Redrow Homes
Heidi Khoshtaghaza
Heidi Khoshtaghaza
Group Head of HR, Bellway
Andrew Day
Andrew Day
Head of Sustainability, Telford Homes Plc


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