Board - Lincolnshire Housing Partnership

Meet the Board

Anthony Read


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).

Carl Dewey

Board Member

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.

John Crowther

Board Member

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.

Kate Lindley

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 Casey

Board Member

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.

Sally Marshall-Mills

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

Board Member

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.

Adrienne Boggins

Board Member

Adrienne has been part of the social housing sector for over 30 years, until her retirement at the end of 2021. Of her total career, 15 years have been at executive level and she is passionate about the positive role that good housing plays in people’s lives and communities.

She has extensive experience of working in a number of different contexts: housing that has transferred form council ownership, traditional housing associations and in high and low demand areas including urban, rural and coastal settings and with a variety of Local Authority partners.

She is also a Board member with another social landlord, Castles and Coasts. Together with  her professional experience, this gives her an understanding of the challenges faced by LHP and it’s communities.

Rhiannon Davies

Board Member

Rhiannon is a Chartered Housing Professional with over 15 years’ experience in the housing and local government sectors. Her previous roles have included allocations, homelessness & housing advice, performance management and service improvement, and she currently works as Housing Regulatory Assurance Manager at North Kesteven District Council.

A lifelong resident of social housing, Rhiannon was raised in council housing in North Wales before relocating to Lincolnshire over 20 years ago, where she is a longstanding tenant of a large, national housing association. She is passionate about the difference that good social housing can make to residents’ lives, and works to challenge their stigmatisation.

Rhiannon highly values fairness, and is strongly committed to challenging inequality and discrimination. She has extensive experience as a senior lay representative in the trade union movement, successfully leading local negotiations on a range of issues including working conditions and occupational health and safety, and specialised in equal pay.

Rhiannon also studies part time at the University of Lincoln reading Politics and Social Policy, and enjoys travel, reading and rural walks.

Hayley Sleight

Trainee Board Member

Hayley has been working within the Social Housing sector for 4 years.

She currently works as a Customer Engagement Officer within Social Housing and engages with local communities.

Hayley grew up in Grimsby and is passionate about tenants having their say and implementing policies that help grow our local communities.

She believes that tenants should have the right to live in strong vibrant communities that provide opportunities, and live in good quality homes.

Bukola Obadun-Craigs

Trainee Board Member

Bukola has 20 years’ experience working in housing law, most of those years have been exclusively in social housing. She is a solicitor and partner specialising in all aspects of housing management and leasehold management.

Throughout her career she has worked with over 200 not for profit organisations including local authorities, housing associations, ALMO’s and housing co-operatives and is passionate about building strong communities, social policy and diversity and inclusion.


Geraldine Brazil

Customer Member of the Operations Committee

Gerri has been a LHP tenant for nearly 20 years and has taken on the unique role of Customer Member of the Operations Committee to give an invaluable perspective from the view of our customers.  She has property experience in conveyancing and her current profession is serving the community as a teacher of A-level Psychology and Sociology.

She grew up on a council estate in London, as the youngest of a large family of eight children.  This has given her insight as to what it is like to grow up in social housing from a young child right through to adulthood.

She shares the common goal of being invested in making sure that our customers receive the service they expect and deserve.  She has two grown up children and a beautiful, young granddaughter.