We are managed by a voluntary Board of Management. All members have a breadth of knowledge and experience which enables them to appropriately perform the required governance role and contribute to the Association’s aims and long-term stability.
As part of our Governance Framework we have to adopt a Code of Governance. At LACE we have adopted the National Housing Federations Code of Governance 2020.
Jessica is a researcher at Rose Regeneration and a senior visiting fellow at The National Centre for Rural Health and Care (based in Lincoln). She works on rural and coastal project across the UK. Jessica has a PhD in geographical sciences, is a Chartered Geographer (CGeog), a visiting fellow at Huddersfield Business School; a Fellow of the RSA; and a member of the Institute of Economic Development.
Bob has worked in the sector throughout his career; retiring as Chief Executive of Longhurst Group in 2015. He led the group’s growth from 800 to 18,500 homes and turnover of over £100 million per annum.
Bob is also currently Chair of Bishop Grosseteste University and Saffron Housing Trust as well as interim chair of Ongo Partnership
James Hazel qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and specialised in corporate law, commercial litigation and employment law. He was an equity partner in a regional law firm where he held various departmental headships.
In 2016, James retired from legal practice but continues to have involvement with various third sector associations and is a published author of crime fiction.
Stuart has been delivering residential housing development projects for 35 years; initially with Lincolnshire County Council and then as part of the management buyout of Allison Homes in 1991 before selling to Kier group in 2001. He has been involved a numerous housing development from single plots to major projects of 3000+ units. Stuart brings those years of experience to LACE to support them to deliver their ambitious development program.
A member of the Enterprise Forum and a founder member of the APPG for SME House builders.
Beth has worked within the Construction Industry for over 30 years and progressed to obtaining Chartered Builder status in 2010.
After working for Lincolnshire Cooperative as their sole Building Project Manager, Beth set up her own company D2 Projects Ltd in 2010 and works as part of the design project team responsible for delivering refurbishment and new store schemes for Lincolnshire Cooperative, alongside private project management on single residential developments.
This varied work has given Beth vast experience and knowledge of delivering large environmentally aware projects to a strict budget, timescale and to current legislation.
Beth hopes that her experience will support us with our future developments.
James' professional background is within Financial Services, having started his career locally in 2016 working for NatWest, and more recently joined Barclays Bank in 2018. James career has included; customer facing roles, the leadership of large operational functions and financial and corporate governance leadership for a cross boarder business division.
James currently leads Barclays Vulnerable Customer function, supporting recently bereaved, insolvent and vulnerable customers. This role has really awoken James’ passion for how businesses can best support vulnerable customers.
Outside of work, James has a passion for housing and building, something that was developed through deep family connections within both of these sectors.
Carol has recently retired from the NHS after working across the Lincolnshire NHS System for most of her career. She feels very lucky to have held a number of roles that have enabled her to work with a wide range of colleagues, from the NHS, Voluntary Sector and Local Authority, as well as many of the people using these services.
Carol has had a varied career and more latterly supported and led service improvement and service re-design projects, particularly looking to improve care for people living with long term conditions and frail older people across Lincolnshire.
When the opportunity to join LACE came along, Carol felt that her skills, experience and on-going interest in improving services for older people would fit well with the Associations values and vision.
As well as joining LACE Housing, Carol is also Chair of the Board of Trustees for Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire, which has enabled her to gain experience over the last two years as to the role and responsibilities of a Trustee and to recognise the synergy between the two organisations.
Sarah is a values driven housing professional with over 25 years’ experience of working in statutory and not for profit organisations. She has an extensive background in housing management and community empowerment having worked in a variety of roles, from operational housing management through to strategy development.
Sarah's passions are in the provision of good quality, integrated housing and support services which are responsive to the needs and aspirations of service users and contribute effectively to everyone being able to access the support they need to develop and lead fulfilling lives.
Nick has worked within the social housing sector for over 26 years, 20 of which as Chief Executive at LACE Housing. As a member of the Chartered Institute of Management, Nick has gained considerable experience, knowledge and understanding regarding the housing, care and support needs of older people.
Nick is Chairman of the Greater Lincolnshire Housing Association Partnership and Lincolnshire Independent Living Partnership.
For over 15 years Nick has provided services to Education and currently serves as a Director of a local Academy.
To provide such a wide range of services we require the support of a dedicated team of staff, board members and volunteers. Together, we have the skills, knowledge and experience required to ensure that our services provide our residents with a much-improved quality of life and a higher standard of living.