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.
Stewart Baseley says that while there are new faces in government, the challenges remain the same
The industry has a chance to take a proactive approach to the environmental agenda, says Stewart Baseley
Stewart Baseley gives his take on the myriad of issues arising from the HBF’s Policy conference
Stewart Baseley takes heart from the engagement of the next generation as they seek to mould the future of the industry
HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley looks at the government’s recent and important announcements on planning
HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that there are a mass of issues related to housing and new homes delivery that need addressing
HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley looks at the achievements of the Home Building Skills Partnership
HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that government proposals to change the system of developer contributions are flawed
HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that all parties must pull together to bring about a viable proposal to boost consumer protection
HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that the LGA’s attack on the industry for landbanking does not help tackle the housing crisis