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 and innovation 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 is now involved in the discussions on the Government’s proposed Future Homes Standard for 2025 and HBF’s development of an environmental strategy for home building. He has represented HBF in discussions on the Government’s 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 Home Building Skills Partnership, a Commissioner for the Affordable Housing Commission and is currently a member of the Construction Leadership Council’s Covid-19 task force. 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.