Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of experts

The Clear Futures team brings together a diversity of experiences and complementary skills. We use our public sector and built environment expertise to help you turn short- and long-term development, infrastructure and services goals into meaningful action, and ambitions into reality.

The Clear Futures team

Richard Airey

Partnership & Operations Lead

Richard has extensive experience in delivering complex construction and FM projects across sectors. He oversees all the general operations of joint ventures, working closely with our new participants.

Ellie Beggs

Assistant Project Manager

Ellie supports the management of the Clear Futures joint venture and delivery across our live partnerships.

Rob Cottrill

JV Board Chair

Rob is the Chief Executive at Lewes and Eastbourne Councils – the founding participant of Clear Futures. He manages the performance of Strategic Delivery Partners and ensures they deliver the Clear Futures 5-year business plan objectives.

Keith Edwards

Bolton Partnership Director

Keith oversees the Clear Futures partnership, acting as an independent body to ensure we deliver our commitments to Bolton Council and maintain the highest standards of delivery across projects and services.

Ian Fitzpatrick

As the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Planning and Regeneration at Eastbourne and Lewes Councils, Ian brings key public sector insight to support development of the strategic partnership and procurement vehicle to ensure it best serves our customers and their constantly changing needs.

Rob Holt

Strategy Lead

Rob’s responsibilities include the strategic direction and development of ESG. In previous roles he led and managed projects across property, FM and PPP contracts, building highly talented teams along the way.

Ian Kay

Head of Technical Services

Ian is responsible for ensuring quality and consistency in the delivery of all technical services – providing leadership and direction to the Clear Futures project management teams engaged in the management and delivery of multiple projects.

Helena Rivers

Decarbonisation & Energy Lead

With focus on growth, service offerings and strategic relationships, Helena brings together diverse and collaborative teams to deliver outcomes that enhance estate and reduce operational carbon in built assets.

Phil Tandy

Operations Lead

Phil oversees governance and compliance. His approach is backed by a track record in client account management, demonstrating value for money, and successful delivery of client-focused outcomes through frameworks.

Jim Taylor

Non-Executive Chair

Previously Chief Executive of three local authorities, Jim provides an external and independent view, holding the strategic delivery partners to account and ensuring progress of joint venture objectives.

How would Clear Futures help you drive forward strategic goals and local priorities? Connect with the team to start the conversation.