HBF appoints Peter Andrew

3 November, 2015

ex TWUK board member becomes new deputy chairman

HBF has appointed Peter Andrew as its new Deputy Chairman from the start of November.

Peter was previously UK Land and Planning Director - and a UK board member - at national housebuilder Taylor Wimpey. He was also one of the four practitioners who helped draft the National Planning Policy Framework for then Planning Minister Greg Clarke. He will work three days a week for HBF in an executive capacity.

HBF Executive Chairman Stewart Baseley said; “I am delighted that Peter will be joining us as Deputy Chairman. With housing at the very top of the political agenda, HBF is heavily involved working on members’ behalf to help influence and develop Government policy. Peter’s experience at a very senior level within then industry and also of working with Government to develop policy will supplement and enhance HBF’s existing management team. Peter will work with me and the team to shape HBFs work moving forward at this critical time for housing policy.”

Peter Andrew said today; “I am extremely pleased to be joining HBF at what is a critical juncture for housebuilding in this country. Increasing the number of new homes being built is now a key priority for the Government and the country in general. HBF has a key role to play in both shaping our industry and working with government to deliver much-needed new homes. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to help create a better environment within which our industry can succeed and deliver the homes the country needs.”

About Peter

1976.  Started life as a Company Trainee QS at George Wimpey.

1981.  Moved to Costain working on Civil Engineering projects as QS in Wales.

1984.  Moved to Shepherd Hill Construction as Regional QS for Wales.

1987.  Moved to Heron Homes as Technical Manager for the West London region.

1994.  After being promoted to Chief Surveyor and Head of Technical for Heron Homes Peter was instrumental in selling the business to Taylor Woodrow, who he then joined as a Regional Surveying Manager.

1996.  Became Land Manager and subsequently Land Director for Southampton Region of Taywood Homes

1998.  Became Regional MD and promoted onto the Taywood Homes Board.

2006.  Promoted to Land and Planning Director for Taylor Woodrow Developments responsible for strategic land acquisition and management and overview of land purchase and sales

2007.  Appointed UK Land and Planning Director to sit on the now Taylor Wimpey UK Board and Group Management Team. Responsible for Strategic Land acquisition and management and overview of land purchase and strategy across the UK; and interaction with Government and external organisations.

2011.  One of the four person National Planning Policy Framework Practitioners Group who drafted the NPPF on behalf of then Planning Minister Greg Clark.

2015.  Left Taylor Wimpey to pursue a 'portfolio' of interests including becoming the new Deputy Chairman of HBF.


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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 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: www.hbf.co.uk