Futures Housing Group has appointed Ceri Theobald to its Executive Team in the new role of Group Director of Strategic Partnerships and Growth. Ceri will play a leading role in delivering the ambitious growth plans set out in Futures’ new corporate plan with a particular focus on building strong partnerships. He will also be responsible for strategic development, asset maximisation and investment – particularly important in light of the organisation’s recent £50m bond issue.

Ceri brings a breadth of experience from the private and public sectors with over 20 years’ experience and a broad range of strategic and operational skills. He joins Futures from Flagship Group where he has been Head of Partnerships & Business Development since 2016. Before that he worked as Operations Director with London-based One Housing Group and as Director of Business Improvement and Performance with Kier Group. He also sits on the East Region Board of the Chartered Institute of Housing and is a Regional Council Member with the CBI (Confederation of British Industry).

“I am really looking forward to joining Futures and developing long term strategic partnerships across the East Midlands region with a range of like-minded organisations,” said Ceri. “In these unprecedented times that are bringing new work-related and financial challenges to so many of our customers we need to work in partnership more than ever to meet their needs as well as the ambitions of our corporate plan”.

Commenting on his appointment, Mike Stevenson, Board Chair at Futures, said: “Futures has always been ambitious. We need to be if we are to play our part in tackling the housing crisis as well as the widespread deprivation that exists across the East Midlands. Our new corporate plan takes this to a new level. We are delighted to have Ceri joining us at this crucial time. New partnerships and focusing on growth will be essential to meeting our goals and Ceri brings the skills and experience we need to make our ambitions a reality.”