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.
Qualified as an Accountant in1964 and ran own accountancy practice for 12 years.
Extensively travelled for business throughout Europe, the USA and Canada with a Dutch American company.
Retired from accountancy and started a successful water sports business before moving to the South West.
Went back into industry as an accountant and later became a member of IOSH taking on the role of health and safety manager.
Now retired but taking a very active role as a tenant initially a Chair of the Customer Scrutiny Panel and lately as a co-opted Board Member for Boston Mayflower.
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.
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.