Chief Strategic Officer, Flagship Group
John Archibald joined the Flagship Group as Chief Strategic Officer & Executive Board Member in January 2019 following a negotiated merger with Victory Housing Trust – his previous employer, where he served as CEO for 13 years. Victory joined the Flagship Group from a position of strength, with a rating of “Outstanding” in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Companies Award. By combining forces, Flagship now owns and manages over 30,000 homes across East Anglia.
Having started a career in corporate finance with the HSBC bank, John joined the not for profit sector in 1992. He has served as CEO for two companies, worked for three housing associations and been involved in delivering three successful mergers. In addition to his responsibilities at Flagship, he is Chairman of the charity Voluntary Norfolk, an organisation committed to supporting volunteers and voluntary organisations.