The NHBC Board of Directors comprises 14 individuals, including the chief executive of Bovis Homes, chief executive of Wilson Connolly, chairman of Pye, and a former chief executive of Prowting. Three others were formerly with Berkeley, Redland and Miller. None is from a consumer background, none represents the views of the new homebuyer. Contrary to Mr Farookhi's comment, it is clear that the NHBC can speak only on behalf of housebuilders.
Furthermore, prior to Mr Farookhi's appointment as chief executive, NHBC press releases described the NHBC as a "trade body". The NHBC constitution has not changed since this time, so a trade body it must remain. The reality is that membership of NHBC is open to builders and developers only. Consumers and new home owners are unable to join.
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