14 October, 2011

Crest Nicholson chief executive Stephen Stone has joined the Board of the Home Builders Federation.

Speaking before today’s board meeting, at which Mr Stone will be appointed, Stewart Baseley said; “I am delighted that Stephen is joining the HBF board.  He has played an active role in the work of HBF for many years. His wealth of experience and appetite to improve the climate in which the industry operates – particularly with regards to the sustainability agenda - will supplement and enhance the skills of the existing board members.”

Stephen Stone said; “The HBF does a huge amount of work to support house builders and drive forward delivery for the industry. Despite the challenges of the last few years, this is an exciting time to join the team and the imperative must now be for the industry and its stakeholders to work together to pursue the ultimate goal of unlocking the housing market.”

As a chartered architect Stephen Stone started his career working at a number of London based architectural practices before joining Countryside Properties in 1983.  From Countryside he joined Crest Nicholson in 1995, and was appointed to the Board of Crest Nicholson in 1999.  In 2005 he became Crest Nicholson's Chief Executive.

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Notes to editors

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) is the representative body of the home building industry in England and Wales. The HBF’s 200 member firms account for some 80% of all new homes built in England and Wales in any one year, and include companies of all sizes, ranging from multi-national, household names through regionally based businesses to small local companies:  
Crest Nicholson is firmly established as a leading developer with a passion for not just building homes, but creating vibrant sustainable communities. The Company’s track record shows demonstrable commitment to delivering innovative, design led, residential developments and large scale, mixed use, urban regeneration solutions. Its ongoing emphasis on environmentally responsible housing and commitment to deliver truly low carbon sustainable schemes is evident by an ever increasing development portfolio. The Group is proud to hold more CABE Building for Life Gold Standards than any other developer and is also honoured with The Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. Visit