Meet the board

Reg Ward, Chair

Reg is Chair of the Association. He joined the Board with the aim of improving the provision of rural housing. He is retired and recently stepped down as a Councillor at Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. Reg considers his role as assisting in engaging with communities, and considers the key issues facing the Association are the funding and burden of central bureaucracy which he feels impedes good quality delivery of services.

Jennifer Line, Vice Chair

Jenny is currently Vice Chair of the Association. She worked in housing for almost 15 years before deciding to retrain in tech, coding and web development. Jenny has experience in rural housing, community led housing and strategic housing. She has worked in a range of ways to enable, facilitate and share approaches to supporting people and communities through housing.

Chris Lambert BA (Hons) PCPLM FCIH

Chris is the Head of Housing at North West Leicestershire District Council and has worked in local government since the early 1990's. Chris was previously a board member of Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association. He considers his role as supporting the business objectives of the organisation and providing professional constructive challenges when appropriate.

Caroline Large

Caroline is a Chartered Building Surveyor with her own practice. When she was a councillor at North West Leicestershire District Council she campaigned for an increased premium of affordable rural homes and she hopes to carry this on through her role on the Board.

Valerie Bunting

Valerie joined the Board in September 2017.


Leicestershire Rural Housing Association has adopted the National Housing Federation "Excellence In Governance Code" to encourage the highest standards of governance and accountability while responding to change and increased risk.

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