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 an Audit and Risk 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
DOB 1947
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.

Michael Ward - Vice Chairman

DOB 1955
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 Audit and Risk 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

DOB 1949
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

John Maton
DOB 1942
Currently a VHA tenant and member of the Tenant Forum. John has experience in many aspects of business up to Director level.

Graham Cooper

DOB 1966
Significant experience in banking and finance, past Chair of the IoW Cricket Board, governor at IoW College

Elizabeth Ralley
DOB 1953
Significant experience retail sector, extensive voluntary experience including work with the CAB

Norman Arnold

DOB 1963
Company Director, links to the IoW Chamber of Commerce, considerable experience in managing private enterprises

Mary Read
Past experience of company directorship, extensive knowledge of disability, volunteer with CAB.


Martyn Pearl

Chief Executive

Sara Pedrick

Finance Director

Yasmin White

Housing Services Manager

Grahame Law

Property Services Manager

Maria Wilkinson

Community Services Manager

Joanna Sandells

Housing Officer

Carol Coleman

Neighbourhood Housing Officer

Jennifer Holford

Reception/ Administrator

Sarah Crosbie

Reception/ Administrator

Stephen Barnes

Property Services Officer

Sam Tillett

Property Services Administrator

Robyn Sanders

Maintenance Administrator

Peter Thompson

Maintenance Officer

Sarah Coates-Evans

Senior Finance Officer

Lynne Freeborn

Finance Officer

Tom Ince

Finance Assistant

Suzie Mundell

Community Investment Officer

Claire Hector

Community Investment Officer