Vina Mistry

Head of Housing Services and Interim Head of Independent Quality Inspectorate

Vina Mistry is Head of Housing Services – North Region with specific responsibility for General Needs Services, Older People’s Services and Supported Housing.

Vina has worked in social housing since 1982 and held a variety of roles in number of organisations across the North West region before joining Saha in 2012.

She describes herself as having a great passion for social housing. She is someone who considers herself to be enriched by the truly amazing people she meets in her work and enjoys leading a very dedicated, committed, and talented team. Vina works with her team collaboratively to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable people by taking Advantaged Thinking action, unlocking potential, and inspiring people to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Vina holds corporate membership with the CIH.  Having completed a diploma in Housing Studies, she is currently completing a BA (Hons) in Housing practice. Vina is also an Associate Lecturer at Chester University for the Housing Pathways Programme. Her passion and commitment for excellence in leadership is demonstrated through the work with her team and supported by Saha Open Talent, a programme aimed at unlocking the potential in Saha’s assets, its people and residents.

Behind the scenes Vina has a wonderful husband, John and 3 amazing children who keep her out of trouble!

What saha means to me:

“Working for saha is about being part of an amazing team who are warm-hearted, dedicated, and inspirational. Together, everyday we make a difference to someone who makes a difference to us.”

Vina Mistry

Head of Housing Services and Interim Head of Independent Quality Inspectorate

Other SAHA Team Members

Zafar Raja

Head of Finance

Zafar joined Saha in 2010. Zafar is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA in Business Finance from the University of Lincoln.

Commissioner John Matear

Board Member

Commissioner John Matear is a retired Salvation Army Officer. He served for 34 years in a variety of appointments, latterly as Territorial Commander in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. He joined the saha Board in July 2012 was subsequently appointed as Chair of the saha Board in September 2012.