Barrat Developments

Barratt CEO joins HBF board

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) has welcomed David Thomas, chief executive at Barratt Developments PLC (pictured above), to its board.


David was appointed group chief executive of Barratt in July 2015 after serving as group finance director for almost six years.

He was formerly group finance director and deputy chief executive at the GAME Group PLC, group finance director at Millennium and Copthorne Hotels PLC and also previously held senior financial roles with House of Fraser PLC and Forte PLC.

“I’m pleased to be joining the HBF board at such a crucial time for the industry,” said David.

“Housing is very high on the political agenda, government has very ambitious housing targets in place and there are huge challenges facing the industry around skills and quality.

“The HBF does a very good job of representing the industry and working constructively with government and I look forward to working with the board to help tackle the issues facing our sector.”

“I am delighted that David will be joining the HBF board,” said Stewart Baseley, executive chairman at the HBF.

“David is a leading industry figure with a deep understanding of the complex array of issues with which we are faced.

“As Barratt CEO, he has a proven track record of taking decisions that position both Barratt and the industry well.

“I look forward to working with him on the HBF board as we look to find solutions to challenges that will allow the industry to grow.

“His experience and guidance will enhance the board and help HBF develop solutions that ultimately will enable the industry to deliver more quality homes in the years to come.”

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