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One Vision Housing’s team includes partners from within The Sovini Group and independent board members. The team is responsible for ensuring the objectives of the organisation are met through creating opportunities for all in thriving and inclusive communities.

Roy Williams
Group Chief Executive
One Vision Housing

Roy holds a Doctorate in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Chester’s prestigious Business School. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Since The Sovini Group’s inception, Roy has proudly been the organisations Chief Executive Officer and the catalyst for the Group’s impressive turnover, corporate social responsibility initiatives and ultimately in creating affordable homes and thriving communities. Roy is passionate about pursuing our vision and mission to creating opportunities and changing lives. In 2018, Roy deservedly scooped the title of Most People-focused CEO at the HR Excellence’s glittering award ceremony. As well as being a CEO, Roy has four children and enjoys the occasional round of golf. You may also spot Roy supporting his local football team.

Ian Mitchell
Managing Director
Housing Services

Ian is the Managing Director for Housing and is responsible for the effective management of our housing teams. This is through his lead on delivering exceptional customer service to customers, the delivery of consumer standards, and ensuring maintenance of our properties is achieved at all times. Ian comes with a strong background in Policy and Strategy which is used to implement strategies to meet internal and external performance expectations. As a lifelong Liverpool FC fan and dedicated father, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.

Paula Robinson

Director of Housing and Customer Services

After graduating from Manchester University with a Social Science Degree Paula began her career in Housing in 1987 as a rent collector for St Helens Council. She has held a number of Officer , Team Leader and Manager roles in a variety of Housing Associations across the North West region. In her role as Operations Director for One Vision Housing, Paula has responsibility for the Independent Living Service, Customer Access , Leasehold and Commercial  Services and Sales, but is currently acting as Interim Chief People and Communications Officer.

Paula’s hobbies include horse riding, old cars, walking , making soap and good times with friends and family!

Phil Hutchinson
Operations Director
Assets & Compliance

Phil Hutchinson is the Operations Director for Assets and Compliance who oversees an Asset Programme Delivery of circa £30million for OVH together with Health, Safety and Compliance responsibilities of the Group. Phil is a great believer in customer focused delivery of his role, a regular member of local and national forums to include the LCR Assets Forum, HQN, NHF and Compliance bodies. In addition, Phil has lead the business to successive awards for Health, Safety and Compliance including the ROSPA Gold Standard Award. He is passionate about his job role, motivating his team to achieve high level performance targets and regulatory safety standards contributing to business success.

Gaynor Robinson
Operations Director

As Operations Director, Gaynor leads on the strategic planning for the Finance team. This involves preparing business planning, budgeting and funding for both commercial and non-for-profit companies within The Group. The Operations Director works closely with her team to communicate risk policies and processes across the whole group. Healthy and safety, risk management and assurance plays a pivotal part in her role. Gaynor oversees treasury management, and is responsible for overseeing the overall revenue, cash flow and finances of the company. She maintains positive working relationships with his colleagues and partners to ensure the smooth operation of the business. In addition, Gaynor is a dedicated mother who loves spending free time with her daughter.

Marcus Evans
Group Director
Governance & Compliance

The Group Director is the key point of contact for the organisation’s approach to governance, risk and compliance. Marcus supports the operation, review and development of the strategy’s and policies. He is responsible for the business’ compliance posture in relation to GDPR and data protection. Through analysing Customer Intelligence, the Finance Team identify the needs and wants of our customers whilst gaining an insight and learning from buyer preferences. Furthermore, the role involves developing, reviewing and maintaining all levels of performance and reporting on these results.

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This page was last updated on 06/03/2024