Lead by Mark Perry, our Chief Executive, the Executive team’s responsible for driving forward our corporate plan. And making sure we achieve what we’re passionately committed to delivering – ‘More homes, bright futures’.
Between them, they have a wide range of backgrounds and experience from both the public and private sectors. Here’s a bit more about them.
Mark is Chief Executive of VIVID. Mark was previously Chief Executive of Sentinel and Commercial Director at Affinity Sutton. Mark has experience of working in the commercial sector and has a master's degree in business administration. He sits on the National Housing Federation’s Standing Board and, outside of the sector, he’s the senior independent director at Surrey and Borders partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
As Commercial Director, Mark’s role combines leading on the delivery mechanism for repairs and maintenance delivery, new build activities and his health and safety team. Mark’s worked in building maintenance and new build construction for over 26 years, covering private and public sectors. He’s a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and Institute of Directors.
Responsible for maintaining our financial strength and sound governance, Duncan, Director of Finance and Technology, makes sure our development plans are fully funded and our technology helps us deliver our services and ambitions. Duncan’s a chartered accountant with 15 years’ experience in the housing sector. He previously spent six years with KPMG where he provided financial planning and risk management services to some high-profile clients before moving into the housing sector.
Julian's our Director of Strategic Services. With over 20 years’ experience in the sector, he’s using his wealth of knowledge to bring about the successful integration of our systems, processes and cultures. Julian was previously Operations Director and has trained as a building surveyor. Julian’s a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Chartered Institute of Building.
As Director of New Business and Development, Mike’s responsible for delivery of our development projects, sales and new business. He’s overseen the delivery of our new build development programme, which has included numerous major regeneration programmes and a number of innovative joint venture initiatives. In his previous role as Development Director, he improved the sales processes so the majority of new homes were sold off plan, providing cross-subsidy for our affordable housing activities. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Mike initially worked in housing management then moved into development where he’s worked for the last 15 years.
Duncan is Director of Resources at VIVID and has spent his last 25 years working mainly in HR, as well as having responsibility for marketing and resourcing. Mainly experienced in the private sector, Duncan’s spent some time in central government. He specialises in change management, “TUPE” and remuneration and benefits, but has worked across all HR disciplines. At VIVID, Duncan’s responsible for HR, Communications and Business Planning. Although these are all very different, he sees them having a joint responsibility for challenging the business, in a positive way, and helping to drive change.
We think it’s important to hear what our customers think of us – sometimes it’s good and other times not – but hearing the not so good stuff helps us improve how we do things in future. We work with a group called VIVID Impact and their feedback’s invaluable. Made up entirely of VIVID customers, they meet regularly to look at and positively challenge our performance. They also hold our Board to account on the services we deliver and provide feedback to customers.