Meet the Board
Anthony has extensive experience of banking and finance with a career spanning more than three decades. His comprehensive skill set includes considerable experience of customer relationships and leadership roles where he built high-performing teams across various disciplines on a regional and national basis and coached and mentored senior leaders on business issues and change management.
With a genuine passion for customer service, Anthony also has extensive experience in property finance, risk assurance and debt management.
His own consultancy business provides non-executive and advisory support to a number of SMEs across a diverse range of sectors. He is also a co-opted member of the Audit Committee of Peaks and Plains Housing Trust.
A family man, keen golfer and historian (World War 2).
A chartered builder by profession and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Carl is a board level executive with over 25 years’ experience within the social housing sector.
He has a variety of business skills, including financial management, leadership and development, sales and marketing, governance and health and safety compliance.
Carl has extensive knowledge of asset management and a passion for customer excellence.
He is currently the Director of Maintenance Services at Southern Housing Group, responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the in-house direct labour repairs and maintenance service.
Jiggy is an independent adviser to organisations on sustainability strategy, sustainable development and public policy. She also writes on environmental history.
Prior to setting up her own consultancy, Jiggy held senior posts in UK and multi-national companies.
She has a strong interest in conservation, helps her partner run their wildlife-friendly farm, supports the running of a local community centre and is an associate of the environmental policy think-tank Green Allia.
John is an experienced Finance Director of many registered providers throughout the UK. Acting as a specialist interim solution he has been part of the executive team at organisations ranging from 1,000 to 30,000 homes.
Over the last 10 years he has been engaged in many successful merger situations. As Chair of Audit and Risk for Hundred Houses Society in Cambridge, he has led on regulatory in-depth assessments and became a founding member of the Eastern Region Chairs of Audit and Risk group.
Co-opted Board Member
Kate has more than 20 years of experience leading customer focused operational services and business transformation within both local authorities and the housing sector.
She currently works as a Client Services Director for Socitm Advisory, specialising in digitally enabled business transformation. Previously Kate has held senior roles at Civica, a global IT-based services provider, at a number of unitary local authorities and at The Guinness Partnership.
Kate grew up on a council estate in Greater Manchester and is passionate about providing responsive and reliable services to tenants and about addressing inequality, including through the provision of secure, affordable, good quality housing. Kate is married with three teenage children.
Paul has more than 30 years’ experience in the social housing sector.
Currently director of an affordable housing consultancy (HALO) that provides development and asset management services to small developers; specialist asset management organisations and a number of social housing providers, Paul also serves on the board of Nottingham Community Housing Association and is associate director of Savills Housing Consultancy.
Rob has held multiple different commercial roles at Board level.
He is in his second stint at Batemans Brewery, a local independent brewery of renown, where he leads on Strategic Projects. Laterally he was the Retail Director responsible for the brewery’s tenanted pub estate.
He has held senior roles in Higher Education. Rob was the Director of Enterprise and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln where he introduced commerciality within a public sector environment, creating a performance-based delivery culture.
He has also run his own consultancy business, specialising in supporting a wide variety of businesses through strategic change projects.
Rob lives locally in Horncastle, with his wife and three children. In his spare time Rob loves nothing more than a long distance walk and is a fanatical Coventry City fan!
Co-opted Board Member
Sally is a Housing and Accountancy professional, who is an experienced public sector leader. Her significant financial and governance experience has been gained from a 34 year career in Local Government, including 22 years at Director level, as both a Director of Housing and Director of Finance and more recently for the last 7 years of her career as a Local Authority Chief Executive.
She has a track record of turning around service and organisational performance and governance and led cultural change programmes which have included digital transformation and introduction of agile working.
During her career she has successfully led the delivery of regeneration schemes having worked with public and private sector partners to develop strategic partnerships which have successfully unlocked long term economic growth.
She is passionate about the delivery of quality affordable housing services and building strong communities. Throughout her local government career she has worked in partnership with housing associations to deliver affordable housing programmes in both Lincolnshire and more recently Hertfordshire.
Simon Parkes is a Chartered Management Accountant with extensive experience at Board level. After spending the early part of his career in the Armed Forces, Simon joined the Civil Service where he served on the boards of the Government Legal Department, Department for Education, Education Funding Agency and Skills Funding Agency.
Simon joined the University of Lincoln as a Deputy Vice Chancellor in 2017. He lives in Lincoln.
Yvonne is a dedicated housing professional with more than 25 years’ experience working in both local authority and housing association sectors in North East Lincolnshire.
Her experience spans governance and regulation, business assurance and risk management, business analysis, performance management and business transformation and strategy, and includes 10 years working at director level.
Yvonne’s first non-executive role was on the shadow board supporting the large-scale voluntary transfer of three housing organisations to form County Durham Housing Group, and has been a member of our Board since July 2016.
A freelance management consultant since 2013, Yvonne continues to work locally and currently works in the NHS, supporting the work on transformational change in North Lincolnshire at both local and STP level.