How we are run

The Guernsey Housing Association (GHA) is an independent not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (LBG).
How we are run

Chief Executive

Victoria Slade

Chief Executive

Victoria Slade's last role in the UK was the Chief Executive of the Cynon Taf Community Housing Group in Wales where she was responsible for almost 2,000 properties in an area with significant deprivation. As chief executive of the Guernsey Housing Association, she is responsible for managing business performance, delivering on the GHA’s business plan and maintaining a close working relationship with States Housing, the Employment and Social Security Committee and Policy and Resources. Victoria's priorities are to further develop the GHA’s relationship with stakeholders whilst ensuring the properties remain in excellent condition and tenants receive a great service.

Our board

Derek Brown

Chairman of the Board, Non-Executive Director

Derek is a retired chartered surveyor and company director, he has extensive experience in the financial and legal sectors, and residential and commercial property. He is also a former Chairman of Governors of a UK Charity Commission-regulated Boys’ Preparatory school in England.

Rachel Copeland

Non-Executive Director

Rachel was a children’s nurse prior to training as a health visitor in 1992 and worked with families in Guernsey until her retirement. Rachel developed and led the Guernsey Parents Partnership, supporting families with additional needs. She is a director of a number of Guernsey charities and most recently has been part of the development of Bright Beginnings Children’s Centre.

Ian Bloese

Non-Executive Director

Ian was a partner of Campbell & Bloese, a civil and structural engineering practice on the island and brings this experience to the GHA board. His role with Campbell and Bloese meant that he was heavily involved with engineering aspects for a number of housing developments on the island. He was also engaged in commercial developments and insurance claim works connected with structural damage. He has since retired and has no involvement with the business since the sale of the practice. 

Jody Newark

Non-Executive Director

Jody is a financial services professional, with experience gained primarily in the investment and fund management sector. She has a broader background in corporate governance and legislation gained through further professional and academic qualifications. Her experience in operational and business risk means she can identify and analyse potential issues pragmatically and advise on strategic decisions. On a personal level, she also has a keen interest in property development and social housing locally.

Michelle Le Clerc

Non-Executive Director

Michelle still works part-time for a Guernsey based private bank, overseeing their Social and Sustainability programmes.  She fostered teenagers for many years, which raised her awareness of social issues in Guernsey. Michelle followed this by becoming an elected member of the States of Deliberation for 2 terms from 2012 to 2020. She sat on Social Security, Home and Health Committee’s during her first term, and was President of Employment and Social Security from 2016 to 2020, which included responsibility for the States owned Social Housing portfolio.

Simon Kildahl

Non-Executive Director

Until his recent retirement as a partner in an international law firm, Simon worked on real estate finance and banking law, advising retail and investment banks, funds, insurance and property companies. His experience includes the provision and development of housing including key worker accommodation as well as bond and bank finance for housing associations. Simon relocated to Guernsey in 2020.