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 organizations 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 now 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 Scholl 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 principal specialism since 1999.
Currently working on a number of Community Asset Transfer initiatives alongside the Development Trust Association and local community groups.
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.
Currently Business Manager Economic Development & Property Services with East Lindsey District Council.
Margaret trained in telecommunication engineering and has had a wide and varied career working in the defense industry.
Moving to Boston in 1990 to be a Carer, Margaret worked for a local architects practice focusing on quality, health and safety and the environment and then became a planning supervisor. She also became involved in the voluntary sector particularly the Credit Union of which she is currently a Trustee of South Lincs. Voluntary Service.
Previously a Board Member of Lincs Rural, Margaret’s focus was governance, policies and procedures which provided the appropriate internal controls.
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, organizational and customer success.
Currently directing revenue and capital work at Lincoln University, previously delivering 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. Developing 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.
Trevor has been a Boston Mayflower tenant for many years. His background as an industrial mechanical engineer has taken him all over the world whilst he managed projects ranging from 50K to £1M.
Judy has been a physiotherapist for almost 30 years working with both children and adults supporting them to live both independently and with support.
Based in South Yorkshire, she has been a member of a PCT professional executive committee where her current focus is as Vice-Chair of Council and Finance Committee, Rotherham clinical Board and the Teenage Pregnancy Board. She was also the clinical lead for the obesity strategy and complex children’s care and equipment.
Working closely with the heads of Rotherham Primary Care Trust, Judy chairs the staff organization meetings and is also a co-opted member of the Rotherham Community Health Services committee.
At home she has been a member of Anston Parish Council for the last 21 years and has served time as Chair. Her current focus is Chair of the Finance Committee. She has also been a governor of the local school for the last three years.
Judy is a keen supporter of the arts and regularly organizes folk music events. Finally spending time with her grandchildren is both a priority and a pleasure.
Philip has been a Boston Mayflower Tenant for the last four years and lives in Wyberton.
Previously an engineer with the National Coal Board for 35 years, he retired and returned to University to study counseling. For the next six years he was a Director of Nottingham Counseling Centre before moving to Skegness to run a bed and breakfast. Ill health unfortunately encouraged him to retire from the B&B and that is when he moved to Wyberton.
Philip served in the Territorial Army for 21 years whilst also working on a help line in Nottingham.
He loves to walk, going to the gym, meeting people and his garden.
Mary is originally from Bristol. She moved to Lincolnshire in 1965, has been a Boston Mayflower tenant since 1999, and lives in Wyberton.
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.
Rachel is 42 years-old and has been a Boston Mayflower tenant for 11 years.
She is married, and has two teenaged boys.
Rachel lives in Old Leake and has worked in the local shop there for the past 14 years. In her spare time she loves walking in the Wolds and the Lake District.