How is the Consumer Code for Home Builders governed?
A management board is responsible for the operation of the Consumer Code and an advisory forum "an industry-wide body that represents, consults and advises on Code content, its practical application and operation, through which changes and improvements will be channelled." chaired by Mike Freshney
The Code's management board is:
Noel Hunter OBE – Chairman.
Noel Hunter is also a member of the Council of The Property Ombudsman, chair of the Board of the Trading Standards Institute, and chairman of the Steering Board of the National Measurement Office.
Ian Davis - NHBC Operations Director
Ian Davis is Operations Director of NHBC. A Chartered Civil Engineer and member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Previously the NHBC’s Director of Standards and Research, he re joined the NHBC in 2006 after nine years as the Director General of the Federation of Master Builders.
Gary Devaney - Premier Guarantee and LABC New Home Warranty
Gary Devaney is Group Chairman and Managing Director MD Insurance Services Ltd. which is the scheme administer for both the Premier Guarantee and LABC Warranty.
Mike Freshney - Chairman of the Advisory Forum
Mike Freshney is Chairman of NHBC Standards Review Group, Non-Executive Director of CALA Homes, and Westerman Homes Ltd, Non-Executive Chairman of NHBC Building Control Services Ltd, Chairman of Robust Details Ltd, and Board Member of the Zero Carbon Hub Ltd. Mr Freshney is also a Non-Executive Director of the Homebuilders Federation (HBF), and represents UK Homebuilding interests in the European Housing Confederation (UEPC).
Geoff Eggington - NHBC North East Regional Director
Member of the Code’s Management Board, Geoff Egginton is a Chartered Builder, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds an honours degree in building. He has worked for NHBC for 35 years and is currently the North East Regional Director.
Paul Cooper Checkmate UK Warranty
Paul Cooper has worked in the New Home Warranty sector since 1989 for Municipal Mutual Insurance and Zurich Insurance before creating and launching Checkmate.uk.com in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute Of Building and a Chartered Environmentalist. Paul is a Partner at Lockton Companies LLP and Head of Checkmate.uk.com.
Frances Harrison - Citizens Advice
Francis Harrison is Chair of Brighton and Hove Citizens Advice.
Nicola Barclay - Chief Executive for Homes for Scotland
The Advisory Forum comprises of representatives from: