Board and Staff
Vectis is governed by people from the local community who give their time voluntarily. Their role is to ensure that Vectis is properly run as a viable business, and within the boundaries of the law and regulation.
Board members possess a wide range of skills and experience, which combine to make an effective unit. This normally includes representation from two Vectis tenants.
The Board currently meets every six to eight weeks. In addition to dealing with routine matters, each meeting based around a particular theme of either:
- Governance, Policy, and Strategy, or
- Finance, or
- Housing management and maintenance, or
- Best Value and Continuous Improvement
There is also a Finance Committee, which meets half-yearly to review the annual audited accounts with the Auditors, budgets for the forthcoming year, treasury management, and staffing matters.
Sub-groups are formed from time to time to consider specific topics delegated to them by the main board.
Each of these bodies comprise members of the Board itself, and report to the Board.
Board Member Profiles
Malcolm Groves - Chairman
Island born and spent most of his professional career in the city. Former chair of Southern Housing Group, South Wight Housing Association and member of the board of Island Cottages and is currently chairman of Chale Recreation Ground and a board member of Sustainable Chale Ltd.
Varied career in communications and fundraising, including as global Community Affairs Manager for The Body Shop International. More recently, David has been a Public Sector Management Consultant, Charity Chief Executive and an advisor & board members for many community-focussed organisations. Now a freelance consultant specialising in community engagement, he also sits on the Governing Body of the NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group as the Lay Member for Patient Public Involvement, and champions such work throughout NHS England
Retired, formally Isle of Wight Council Supporting People Team Manager. Lay-Chairman Magistrate for over 20 years and Member of both Social Security and Employment Tribunals
Michael Ward - Vice Chairman
Life and Mortgage Adviser and Building Society Agency Provider. Past President of Ryde Round Table. Past President Ryde Inshore Rescue. Past Chairman of Finance - Solent Sea Rescue. Chairman of Vectis HA Finance Committee.Treasurer of Headway Isle of Wight and past Board Member of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce. Hobbies are motor boating, cycling, walking and involvement in the local community.
Robert Biggs RIBA
Local practising architect, with considerable experience of housing association development. Recruited to enhance technical expertise in this, and associated areas. Past president Newport Rotary Club
Currently a VHA tenant and member of the Tenant Forum. John has experience in many aspects of business up to Director level.
Chris Squibb, MBE
Retired engineering manager, Bus Company. Chairman, National Association of Retired Firefighters (IoW Division)
Housing Services Manager
Property Services Manager
Community Services Manager
Income Management Officer
Neighbourhood Housing Officer
Property Services Officer
Property Services Administrator
Senior Finance Officer
Community Investment Officer
Community Investment Officer