Vina Mistry

Interim Head of Special Projects and Safeguarding Lead

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

Interim Head of Special Projects and Safeguarding Lead

Other SAHA Team Members

Nigel Hills CPFA

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance

Nigel joined saha in 1984 as a Finance Officer, when the Association owned just 10 hostel properties and one general needs scheme in Bournemouth. He became Director of Finance in 2004.

Pat Cross

Head of Housing Care and Support Services

Pat is responsible for overseeing the generic housing management and fund raising activities across a dispersed area. She specialises in General Needs, Sheltered, Rough Sleepers, Mothers and Babies and Foyer accommodation.

Nigel Parrington

Chief Executive and Board Member

Nigel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He has been involved in a variety of NHF and CIH working groups and as a board member of other housing associations. He is a Company Director of Kingsown. He was appointed to the Saha Board in September 2006.