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.
HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that while the new world is different, the old challenges for the industry are re-emerging
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
HBF's Stewart Baseley says that close collaboration with government is essential to realise the ambitions of both the industry and politicians
HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley welcomes the certainty brought about by the general election and looks ahead to a busy 2020
Executive chairman Stewart Baseley introduces HBF’s 2020s vision strategy, focusing on one of four key aspects – environmental and social responsibilities
Executive chairman Stewart Baseley introduces HBF’s 2020s vision strategy
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