Welcome to the Building Back Britain Commission

We are an independent industry group made up of senior leaders involved in housing delivery, set up to provide expertise and policy proposals to Government minsters.

Our work is supported by original research and expertise from across the housing and construction sectors. Over the course of 2021, we will demonstrate the critical role of the sector in the national effort to rebuild our economy and in meeting top political priorities such as levelling up and net zero.

Terrie Alafat CBE, Chair of the Building Back Britain Commission

“New thinking and greater investment in housing will be vital in stimulating the economy, tackling regional inequalities and meeting the country’s green ambitions. That’s why we’re bringing together some of the leading experts in housing to develop innovative ideas to help level up the UK and meet our net zero targets.

The housing industry can lead the way in rebuilding our country, improving people’s lives across the UK and creating a fairer and greener society. As we emerge from the pandemic, our Commission will work to ensure that this is the case and that housing is at the heart of the post-Covid recovery.”

The Commissioners

The Commissioners are senior leaders drawn from across the housing and construction industry. We have also established a separate Advisory Group of public policy experts and academics to contribute to the project

David Thomas

CEO, Barratt Developments

Steve Wood


Rob Boughton

CEO, Thakeham Group

Jason Millett

CEO for Consultancy, Mace

Nigel Wilson

CEO, Legal and General

Terrie Alafat CBE (Chair)

Chair of The Riverside Group

Want to learn more? Get in touch

The Commission’s secretariat is provided by WPI Strategy. We are keen to hear from a diverse range of stakeholders. If you would like to contribute, or have any questions, please email gabriela@wpi-strategy.com