Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Ben Gothard

Head of Repairs and Maintenance

Ben has overall responsibility for the repairs, heating and electrical teams at Grimsby and Boston. Ben worked in the Property Services team at Shoreline from 2005 to 2011, completing his Higher National Certificate in construction before working for Mears managing a number of large repairs and maintenance contracts across the country. He has an extensive track record of change management and is passionate about delivering excellent services for our customers. Outside of work Ben is a bit of a foodie and enjoys nothing more than cooking a meal with his partner.

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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.

Jane Godfrey

Head of HR and Organisational Development

Born and raised in Grimsby, Jane has worked in HR for 21 years in generalist and specialist roles in both the public and private sector. Following university, she began her career working in Leeds and lived and worked around the Yorkshire area for four years before moving back to Grimsby in 2001 to work for North East Lincolnshire Council. In her current role, Jane is responsible for all employment related matters including recruitment, training and development, succession planning and employee wellbeing. Jane is the mother of two children, enjoys keeping fit and is a competitive netball player in the Grimsby and District Netball League. Her philosophy is to remain positive and be solution-orientated.

Jiggy Lloyd

Board Member

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 multinational 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.

Leigh Collingwood

Head of Lettings

Leigh has previously worked for Greenwich Council, a housing association in Bromley and for the housing department of Westminster City Council. Following a move to the north she joined the housing department of North East Lincolnshire Council and transferred to Shoreline at stock transfer, holding a number of different roles in this time, and is now the Head of Lettings for LHP.

Lynda Bowen


Lynda has an extensive background in Adult Social Care working strategically in senior positions for Leeds City Council and Hull City Council. In 2011 she formed her own consultancy focussing on housing and social care and has delivered a number of projects working with Yorkshire and Humber and Peterborough local authorities for the Better Care Fund, developing and delivering integrated and planned health and social care. Lynda holds and has held a number of non-executive positions on the Board of Longhurst Housing Group, Locksley Christian School, is a local parish councillor and member of the National Landlords’ Association.

Martin Woods

Head of Asset Management

Martin was educated at Boston Grammar School, moved into a short career in accountancy before taking the leap into the world of property maintenance. Joining Boston Borough Council’s Property Services team as a technician in 1995, over the last 23 years, Martin has gained experience of managing a portfolio of social housing stock, major refurbishments to non-traditional stock types and establishing and delivering a growth programme for Boston Mayflower. In 2002, Martin obtained a degree in Building Surveying from Nottingham Trent University and in 2009 took up the position of Head of Property Services for Boston Mayflower designing and implementing a strategy that delivered Decent Homes compliance, accurate investment planning and a significant improvement to the energy efficiency of the stock. His current position with LHP as Head of Asset Management draws on this experience. Outside of work Martin takes a keen interest in occasionally playing football but mainly watching his two sons who both play for local Boston teams. Otherwise, Martin can be found walking his dog or carrying out various building projects at home.

Mike Walters

Company Secretary

Mike was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Carmarthen followed by a law degree at Southampton University and Law Society training at Guildford. Following Articles in a family run private practice in Pontypridd, Mike qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and then went into local government for the next 25 years at both Cleethorpes and Great Grimsby Councils before they merged as North East Lincolnshire Council in 1996. Mike held a head of department and Monitoring Officer role at the Council before joining Shoreline in 2005. In his local government time Mike took special interest in planning, contracts, highways and housing before later concentrating more time on management and governance as practice areas. His current position with LHP draws on this experience. Mike likes most sports with a strong bias towards rugby union, with other interests being walked by his dog, fishing, holidays and travelling, reading, attempts at DIY, enjoying real ale and being a dad to four children.

Murray Macdonald

Chief Executive

Murray has more than 15 years’ experience of housing stock and culture and is responsible for directing the company, preparing and implementing both our strategic and operational plans to deliver excellent services to tenants and partners.

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