Futures Housing Group has announced it will be seeking a new chief executive, following the decision by Lindsey Williams to step down after 20 years in post.
Lindsey, who has run the organisation since 2003 when Amber Valley Housing was formed through a large-scale voluntary stock transfer, will continue in her role into 2024 to support the effective handover to the organisation’s new leader.
Under Lindsey’s stable tenure, the organisation has grown to provide 10,337 homes having developed new properties since its very first year, consistently achieved top regulatory ratings, seen it launch a commercial development company, a co-owned training company and brought Daventry and District Housing into the fold to create Futures Housing Group.
Mike Stevenson, Board Chair of Futures Housing Group, said: “I wish Lindsey the very best and I’d like to thank her for her commitment to Futures and its colleagues and customers over so many years. She has created a lasting legacy with a culture that fosters innovation, holds true to our social purpose and brings out the best in people, whilst ensuring effective leadership and financial stability.
“Only last month we retained the top ratings for governance and viability from the Regulator of Social Housing after our latest In-Depth Assessment, and with a new modern office move complete, Investor in People Platinum status and new ambitious corporate plan in process, Futures’ next chief executive has a fantastic platform to build from.
“To keep our connections rooted in the community, Lindsey has always ably balanced her Chief Executive hat alongside many other social purpose roles including board roles as Vice Chair of a local hospice and most recently as President of East Midlands Chamber. I am sure with Lindsey’s passion and ambition the opportunity to further explore this social purpose drive once the handover is complete, is a new chapter she will relish and equally succeed at.”
Recruitment for the role will begin shortly, with Lindsey remaining in post across 2024.