John Slaughter
Director of External Affairs
House Builders Federation

John Slaughter is Director of External Affairs for the Home Builders Federation.

John has a general representational role at HBF and is also responsible for a wide range of policy issues at both national and regional level. His responsibilities include political liaison for HBF and representations on major legislation and regulatory change, and he helps provide HBF’s media comment. He has particular policy responsibility for skills, urban design and sustainability issues. He also leads HBF’s work on the supply of housing for older people. 

He has worked on the industry issues connected with the Government’s zero carbon homes objective and was a member of the 2016 Task Force. He was also a member of the steering group for the Technical Housing Standards Review and has represented HBF in discussions on the Construction 2025 Industrial Strategy and the Construction Sector Deal, including issues connected with innovation in building methods. He is a member of the leadership board of the new Home Building Skills Partnership. 

John formerly worked in the oil and gas industry and as a civil servant at the Department for Trade and Industry. He is married with two sons.