The Boston Mayflower Board of Management
Steve Harriott - Chair
Steve has 25 years' operational experience in housing, with over ten years at Chief Executive level. He has previously served on the Boards of a number of housing organisations and served as Chief Executive of three housing associations. He has led large management teams and written the UK’s best selling textbook on social housing. He is currently Chair of Chatham Maritime Estates Ltd, GreenSquare Group Resident Scrutiny Panel and Boston Mayflower. Steve is currently Chief Executive of The Disputes Service Ltd, a not for profit company involved with the protection of tenants' deposits in the private rented sector. He was previously a housing consultant, focusing on governance reviews, governance training, board development and appraisal, and effective chairing skills. He has also written guidance for the Chartered Institute of Housing on meeting the Tenant Services Authority Standards and acted as consultant with Housemark on co-regulation, setting local offers and producing annual reports.
Gary comes from Boston and attended Kirton Middlecott School and Boston College before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) through The College of Estate Management at Reading University in 1989, initially specialising in property and development. He has focused on Asset Management as his principal specialism since 1999. Currently working on a number of Community Asset Transfer initiatives alongside the Development Trust Association and local community groups. Gary is experienced in contract procurement; currently working with East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA) on repairs and maintenance/capital works framework agreements. He has a wide range of legal experience in property law, planning and compulsory purchase and is currently Business Manager Economic Development & Property Services with East Lindsey District Council.
Shaun has a substantial background within the Social Housing sector that has included Facilities Management, Business Development, Director of Operations and Area Housing management with a number of local authorities and housing associations. Extensive understanding of the governance framework achieved through a range of executive roles provided opportunities to contribute to personal, organisational and customer success. Currently directing revenue and capital work at Lincoln University, Shaun previously delivered housing development programmes across Lincolnshire.
Sarah has been an Accounts Manager at Dexter and Sharpe Accountants, Boston, since 2008. Apart from maintaining her own client base, she has undertaken work on charity accounts, national statistics and tax calculations for both companies and individuals. Her qualifications include BSc Hons in Applied Accounting, FCCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; she completed a Masters in Business Administration in 2009. Sarah has represented England at Indoor Bowls at both junior and senior level, and is a keen football fan.
Throughout her career Jane has been committed to developing and sustaining communities in various sectors including Health, Education and Voluntary. She has developed a breadth of experience in management including: financial and human resources, developing corporate strategies, consultation frameworks and numerous projects. In addition Jane has excellent communication skills that she uses in various situations, chairing meetings, training, as a board member at the local community health service and in schools when developing gardens. Jane grew up in Lincolnshire and having spent a number of years working in different parts of the country returned 10 years ago with her young family. She is passionate about horticulture and designs gardens particularly in schools with young people.
Mary is originally from Bristol. She moved to Lincolnshire in 1965 and has been a Boston Mayflower tenant since 1999. Mary served as a member of the Women’s RAF for four years. During that time she received nursing training and went on to become a nurse. In Mary’s career, communication played a vital part - over the years she has been involved in teaching nursing skills, as well as working with groups and people on a one-to-one basis. Mary’s hobbies include carrying out work for the Lions Clubs International, of which she is a member. The organisation regularly helps local and international causes, and in the past has raised money for people in Haiti and Pakistan.
Karen has been an Accountant in Lincolnshire for the past 26 years, and her areas of specialism are insolvency and business turnaround. Chair of another Housing Association since 2010, Karen brings with her a very real knowledge of the housing sector and the difficulties faced in Lincolnshire. In her private time, Karen is an advocate for volunteer travel and takes the opportunity to do voluntary work overseas whenever possible.
Trevor has been a Boston Mayflower tenant for over 25 years. His background as an industrial engineer has taken him all over the world whilst he managed projects ranging from £50K to £1M.