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How NHBC is run

We are run by our Board of Directors and governed by our Council of Members.

Governing Council and Board of Directors

NHBC is governed by a Council of Members comprising representatives from organisations or groups who have an interest in raising standards in UK house building. They include mortgage lenders, law societies, consumer groups, architects, surveyors and house builders.

Board of Directors

The role of NHBC's Board is to promote the success of the company and to provide leadership within a framework of prudent and effective controls, and proper corporate governance, that enables risks to be identified, assessed and managed.

The 11 member Board is accountable to the Council.

Isabel Hudson

Isabel Hudson

Chairman

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Steve Wood

Steve Wood

Chief Executive

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Paul Hosking

Paul Hosking

Director and Chief Financial Officer

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Neil Jefferson

Neil Jefferson

Chief Operating Officer

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Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop

Senior Independent Director of the Board

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Stephen Stone

Stephen Stone

Non-executive Director of the Board

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Dame Helena Shovelton

Dame Helena Shovelton

Non-executive Director of the Board

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Kate Davies

Kate Davies

Non-executive Director of the Board

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Jean Park

Jean Park

Non-executive Director of the Board

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Sir Muir Russell

Sir Muir Russell

Non-executive Director of the Board

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Ian Craston

Ian Craston

Non-executive Director of the Board

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Committees and subsidiary companies

BOARD COMMITTEES

NHBC's governance structure has the following committees reporting to it:

  • Consumer Committee

    Monitors and audits NHBC's customer care and complaints procedures.

  • Investment Committee

    Reviews the overall performance, asset allocation and risk management of the portfolio along with the activities and conduct of the investment managers.

  • Audit Committee

    Monitors and reviews financial control and risk management systems as part of the internal audit requirements.

  • Remuneration Committee

    Agrees the remuneration strategy for the company, including directors and senior management.

  • Nominations Committee

    Advises on Board membership, renewals and appointments to Board committees.

  • Risk Committee

    Advises the Board on NHBC's overall risk appetite, tolerance, strategy and exposure.

Subsidiary companies and other committees

NHBC has two subsidiary companies and two other important committees:

  • NHBC Building Control Services Limited

    Established to manage the Approved Inspector licence for the purposes of undertaking building control.

  • NHBC Services Limited

    Established to manage NHBC's non-insurance services - primarily training, health and safety, and sustainability services.

  • Scottish Committee

    Addresses issues, and oversees the work of NHBC, specific to Scotland.

  • Northern Ireland Committee

    Addresses issues, and oversees the work of NHBC, specific to Northern Ireland.