Blase became involved as a Board member of the UK representative organisation for co-operative housing, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, in 1997 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2014.
He has been a Board member of Co-operative Housing International since 2015 and its Treasurer since 2017. He was appointed to the Board of the International Co-operative Alliance in June 2022.
He has provided support and advice to over 100 housing co-operatives and social housing providers in the UK. He has developed training programmes for housing co-operative boards, resident associations and panels and community led housing advisors and co-created the Wayshaper options planning tool for community led housing organisations.
His areas of expertise are corporate governance, risk management and financial control and he has numerous publications to his name including the Code of Governance for Community Led Housing and Financing Co-operative and Mutual Housing.