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Employees come from a variety of backgrounds, with a wealth of experience they use in the development and delivery of Vestia's work.

Vestia Management Team

Marina Banner - Executive Director of Vestia

Marina Banner

In addition to her role as Executive Director of Vestia Community Trust, Marina is Director of Corporate Services for our parent company, The Community Housing Group.

Marina's career in housing spans 30 years and has involved working in some of the most challenging areas of the district. Marina was the first person to receive a personal Ambassador of Excellence Award from Midlands Excellence 2001. In this role, she has supported a number of statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations to improve their businesses.

Marina is responsible for business planning, securing funding and meeting The Community Housing Group's targets and aspirations for sustainable communities.

01562 733 029 | marina.banner@vestia.org.uk

Vikki Greenfield - Vestia Executive Manager

Vikki Greenfield

Vikki is an experienced Training and Development Leader and has led extensive training, learning and development functions in both private and public sector organisations for over 15 years. This includes national award winning Apprenticeship programmes and innovative entry to employment programmes.

Vikki has an Executive MBA in Leadership and Management and her strengths resonate with performance management, continuous learning and leading people through change. Vikki is also a member of the West Midlands Employer Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, and is passionate about the benefits of apprenticeships in business.

01562 733 036 | vikki.greenfield@vestia.org.uk

Karen Lowry-Hall – Learning and Development Manager

Karen Lowry-Hall

Karen is a qualified Learning and Development practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in both private and public sector organisations.

In 2011, she graduated with a Level 7 in Human Resources Management with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and in 2014, she won West Midlands National Apprenticeship Service Apprentice Champion Award and went onto win a Highly Commended at the National finals.

Karen’s role includes managing the Vestia Training team and the Group’s award winning Apprenticeship programme.

01562 733 097 | karen.lowry-hall@vestia.org.uk

Richard Mettrick – BBO3 Service Delivery Manager

Richard Mettrick

Richard has over nine years experience in Employment Services, previously working for the DWP in a variety of operational and strategic roles. He has extensive knowledge of the Welfare to Work sector and is passionate about the difference employment can make to communities and peoples lives.

Richard manages the Building Better Opportunities 3 project, which includes supporting the Groups Welfare Reform programme.

01562 732346 | richard.mettrick@vestia.org.uk

Carrie-ann Carroll – BBO Service Delivery Manager

Carrie-ann Carroll

Carrie is an experienced compliance and quality auditor with over 13 years’ knowledge of the education and training sector.

With a varied background in external funding Carrie is able to implement and monitor successful quality and compliance systems to satisfy external contract requirements.

Carrie’s role includes managing the Building Better Opportunities (BBO2) project for Vestia and the external partners associated with this.

01562 732351 | carrie.carroll@vestia.org.uk