About Us

The Sovini Group brings together like-minded organisations to work in partnership to the benefit of all stakeholders.

A unique model

As a property management and development company The Sovini Group continues to grow from strength to strength. The success of our commercial members provides investment in social housing and our local communities.

Our innovative structure is well placed to succeed in times of political and economic change. Our registered housing providers under the Sovini Co-operative arm of the structure, have invested millions in homes and communities with the financial support of the Group.

The Sovini Group structure

To find out how you can become part of our success contact us or visit our careers section.

 

Governance

The Sovini Group board includes partners within the Group and independent board members. It is responsible for defining and ensuring the vision, mission and strategic objectives of the Group, ensuring its long term viability and success. For a summary of our achievements across the Group for 2017/2018 read our latest annual report here.

Paul Harris

Paul Harris (Chair)

Paul is currently the CEO of Port Sunlight Village Trust. He is an experienced leader with a proven track record in developing and implementing strategic plans in the public, private and voluntary sectors. He has previously held senior positions at PSS – Health and Social Care Charity, Ashbury Homes, Hornby Homes and CDS Housing Association.

Paul possesses excellent business skills and commercial acumen, and his approach is always people-focused. He lives in Liverpool, has two young children and is a devout Evertonian.

Fiona Portlock

Fiona works as a Finance Business Partner within Cartrefi Conwy and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Fiona boasts an impressive track record in both the private and public sectors, and has worked in the latter since 2002.

Not only does she bring her professional skills and knowledge to the Board but also has extensive experience working to improve communities and is a qualified youth worker who has established youth clubs and activities in rural areas.

Fiona has attained a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Chester University.

Fiona is passionate about striving for excellence, something she applies to her personal life has completed a Masters in Business Administration.

Paul Musa

Paul has an MBA – Bolton Business School and over 26 year’s management and directorship experience, in the Engineering and Construction training industry

Paul has vast experience developing and maintaining business relationships with a wide range of agencies and organisations, in both private and public sectors.

Currently Chief Executive of North West Training Council in Liverpool, responsible for £4m turnover projects, managing 70 full time and 30 part time staff

Colin Marshall

Colin is currently the Sales Director for Resolve Energy Limited, an independent commercial electricity and gas broker, dealing with businesses ranging from sole traders to PLC companies. He has 25 years industry experience in complex negation of commercial contractual agreements.

During his time in the industry and more recently since 2011 with Resolve Energy, he also has strategic experience in business planning, organisational change, sales and marketing, with specific focus on search engine optimisation and PPC campaigns, risk management.

Tracey Liggett

Tracey is responsible for growing and developing the commercial side of The Sovini Group, ensuring that the commercial businesses deliver excellent service to both internal and external customers. Upon qualifying as an Accountant in 1995, Tracey worked in the manufacturing sector in senior financial roles for a number of blue chip organisations. She joined Knowsley Housing Trust in 2002 as Assistant Finance Director, before joining One Vision Housing at its inception in 2006 as Executive Finance Director.

Tracey is the Chief Finance Officer for The Sovini Group as a whole. Alongside her wealth of experience, Tracey is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), and holds an MBA in Leadership.

Tracey is passionate about combining her housing experience with commercial acumen to deliver an ambitious five-year commercial growth plan for The Sovini Group.

Dr Roy Williams

Roy is a professionally qualified fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Roy is Group Chief Executive and holds a number of non-executive director positions with external organisations. He also sits on the Boards of Pine Court Housing Association and The Sovini Group.

Roy is passionate about pursuing our vision and mission to be the best in our approach to everything we do.