Neil Fitzsimmons to help give 'even more effective voice' to housebuilding industry body

Neil Fitzsimmons, chief executive of Redrow, has joined the board of the Home Builders Federation (HBF).

A chartered accountant by profession, Fitzsimmons has worked in the construction and housebuilding sectors since 1986 and was appointed chief executive of Redrow in August 2005.

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley said: “To enable us to effectively represent our industry, especially in these turbulent times, we need experienced industry professionals with a proven track record. Neil clearly has those attributes, which when added to the skills of the existing board members will help make the HBF an even more effective voice for our industry.”

Fitzsimmons said: “Housebuilders face many challenges in the current climate and it is essential that a framework is created that will enable us to effectively deliver the high-quality homes this country needs. I look forward to helping the HBF in securing this objective.”