Ceri started her career in local government where she qualified as a CIPFA accountant. She then spent over 20 years in corporate and investment banking with BNP Paribas, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds. She specialised in project finance, equity investments and securitisation, and worked across a number of sectors including infrastructure, housing and energy for both private and public sector clients. She then spent over six years at Laing O’Rourke leading the investment and treasury functions. She sits on the HCA Social Housing Regulator Committee, is a board member of Red Funnel and a member of the Investment Committee for a private equity Infrastructure Fund.