Matthew has worked in housing for many years and most recently was Director of Property & Development for Boston Mayflower Housing Association before taking early retirement in March 2018. In that role he led the company’s development programme in which 320 new homes were acquired including both new build properties commissioned from developers and acquisitions from existing housing providers. These homes were a mixture of affordable homes for rent, market products and also commercial leases.
As Chair of Ongo Homes, Lincolnshire’s second largest landlord, Matthew has extensive experience of non-executive work, recognising the valuable role that effective governance can play in organisational success.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Matthew is passionate about the importance of good quality housing and excellent customer service particularly at a time where there are many challenges in the housing sector. Matthew is delighted to have joined Lafford Homes at this exciting stage in its development and is committed to playing a part in its future success.