Board Members

“You must be the change you want to see in the world”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Board Members

Lesley Robinson (Chairman)

Retired solicitor (Partner) who specialised in Housing. Additional experience in voluntary work, as a Board Member for the Lincoln and District Citizens Advice Bureau and a Community Panel Member for the Youth Justice Service.


Rachael Perry

Solicitor (Partner), previous housing association employee as Senior Governance Manager, with experience in performance monitoring, development, corporate governance and stock rationalisation.

John Howes (Chief Executive)

Chief Executive of the Association since 2001.

John Emerson

Retired Local Authority Senior Officer as a Project Manager in construction design, maintenance, improvement and development.

Peter Jordan OBE

Retired MD of large commercial organisation. Previously Chairman of NHS and other trusts, a Local Councillor, Mayor of Boston and School Governor.

Anne McCann

Public sector auditor and accountant with commercial and public sector, executive and non-executive strategic governance experience.

Anne McCann sadly passed away on the 21 August 2018, peacefully with her family. Joining the Board of Management in September 2015, and Audit Committee in April 2016, Anne was appointed Committee Chairman in October 2016. Anne was an extremely popular, very capable Board Member contributing to the work of the Association relentlessly, despite her serious illness. She will be fondly remembered for her calm, determined, giving personality and will be greatly missed by all at Lincs Rural.

Charles Pilbeam (Joint Deputy Chairman)

Retired Senior Manager in a large housing group with responsibility for internal audit, performance management and company secretarial matters.  Former Principal Auditor in three local authorities.

Andrew Cotton (Joint Deputy Chairman)

Head of Housing at Corby Borough Council, providing strategic and operational  management for the property portfolio of 4,987 units, a new build programme, housing options and community safety functions.

Jean Barnett

Retired civil servant and Tenant Representative. Previous Audit Committee member. Experienced in welfare rights and tribunal representation. Passionate about equality and social justice.

Bob Culliford

Retired MD of a commercial property developer and former manager of a construction company.

Robert Anderson

An Audit Partner at Streets LLP, working on internal and external audits.

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