Keepmoat appoints new partnership director to drive growth in core cities

Keepmoat, the national leader in sustainable community regeneration, housing and planned and responsive repairs, has announced the appointment of Ian Prescott as its new partnerships director.

Ian will focus on strategic opportunities within the core cities as well as the development of new growth markets.

Ian has extensive experience working in the housing, sustainable energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Keepmoat, Ian worked as head of housing and energy at Barnsley Council, where he led on the council’s new housing and energy strategies. He has also previously led major PFI/PPP bids for companies including John Laing, AECOM, Babcock International, Kelda Group, Halliburton and Alstom.

Commenting on his appointment, Ian said:

“Having worked in the public sector I am acutely aware of the challenges facing local government and housing association as a result of changes in Government policy.  Keepmoat’s expertise in housing and regeneration will help to address the needs and priorities of our partners in building more high quality homes at affordable prices, making the best use of and improving our partners’ existing assets and providing housing solutions to meet the needs of older people through our long-term strategic partnerships.”

David Mellor, Keepmoat’s strategic partnership director, said:

“Ian has a wealth of housing and infrastructure experience and we intend to use Ian’s broad spread of bid and strategic skills across a number of areas to promote the Keepmoat offer and win work. Ian’s appointment marks another step forward in our strategic growth plan for the business, which will see us well positioned within the core cities whilst building on our reputation as a long-term trusted partner.”