Stewart Baseley

Executive Chairman, HBF, Home Builders Federation (HBF)

Stewart Baseley has been on the board of HBF since 2002 and has served as its Executive Chairman since 2006.

After overseeing a strategic review of the organisation's entire operation, he has positioned HBF as a highly respected and influential representative body. This has enabled HBF to secure a range of Government stimulus measures for the industry, most notably Help to Buy, and ensures relevant policy decisions, particularly with regards to Planning, Regulation and Sustainability, reflect house builders concerns.

In addition to his duties for HBF Stewart is a non-executive board member of H+H in Denmark and is Chairman of Housebuilder Media Ltd and Troy Homes.  He is also a consultant to Highlander Partners and a patron of the Children with Special Needs charity.

Stewart began his house building career with Crest Nicholson in 1983 before moving to Charles Church, where he became CEO in 1990, a position he held for eight years. During that time he oversaw the sale of Charles Church to Beazer Group in 1996 and subsequently joined the Beazer PLC Board where he had additional responsibility for Beazer Strategic Land.  In 1998 he became Chairman and CEO of Centex UK which in 1999 acquired Fairclough Homes. In 2005 he oversaw the sale of Centex UK to Miller Group, following which he assumed day to day responsibility for HBF as well as perusing other business interests.

Nutrient neutrality

Sept. 2, 2021

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley looks at the challenges to new homes supply posed by concerns over nutrients – and possible solutions

Critical issues will define the industry’s success

July 9, 2021

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley rounds up developments in some of the key challenges and initiatives affecting the industry i

Stewart Baseley

Relishing the challenge of perennial problems

May 5, 2021

As we move into the “new normal”, HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley welcomes the fact that the industry’s attention is turning away from the pandemic

Collaboration key to building safety solution

March 3, 2021

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says collaboration on the quality agenda is the blueprint to tackling the issue of building safety

Focusing on progress and innovation

Nov. 4, 2020

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley sums up the big issues facing the new homes industry and backs the sector to show resilience in uncertain times ahead

Busy autumn awaits resilient industry

Sept. 3, 2020

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley looks at the new Help to Buy and planning policy announcements and, after a busy summer, anticipates more to come

New world, old challenges

July 8, 2020

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that while the new world is different, the old challenges for the industry are re-emerging

Stewart Baseley

Coronavirus crisis – the HBF’s message to the industry

March 30, 2020

Executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that HBF has a key role to play in keeping members informed of the latest developments regarding coronavirus and the wider policy and legislative landscape

Collaboration, compromise and communication

March 4, 2020

HBF's Stewart Baseley says that close collaboration with government is essential to realise the ambitions of both the industry and politicians

A busy and fast-paced year ahead

Feb. 5, 2020

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley welcomes the certainty brought about by the general election and looks ahead to a busy 2020