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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