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 - Chair

D.O.B 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 Chair

D.O.B 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

D.O.B 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

D.O.B 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

D.O.B 1966

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

Elizabeth Ralley

D.O.B 1953

Significant experience retail sector, extensive voluntary experience including work with the CAB.

Norman Arnold

D.O.B 1963

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

Mary Read

D.O.B 1957

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

Co-optees to the Board

Damien Ward

D.O.B 1962

Business Improvement Consultant, Island raised and worked mostly on the mainland in various sectors including social housing. Previously a member of the Spectrum Housing Group Board as well as the Audit and Risk Committee.

Chris Goddard

D.O.B 1956

Career spanning over forty years in construction. During this time it has included the delivery, at both trade and senior management level, of a variety of major projects within commercial, residential, retail and sports sectors as well as refurbishment work on listed buildings.

Tracy Ringer

D.O.B 1965

Islander, born and bred. A background in management accounting in the public, private and charity sectors. Knowledge of house building through building own home.


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

Senior Nbourhood Housing Officer

Carol Coleman

Neighbourhood Housing Officer

Robyn Sanders

Neighbourhood Housing Officer

Jennifer Holford

Reception/ Administrator

Sarah Crosbie

Reception/ Administrator

Stephen Barnes

Property Services Officer

Sam Tillett

Property Services 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