Meet the team

Meet Our Board

Our success is driven by a passionate and committed Board of Trustees, comprising of up to nine individuals, who are unpaid and have been selected for their expertise and skill set.

As a collective, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of our mission.

The Board plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organisation and is ultimately responsible for the strategic direction and for holding the Chief Executive to account, to ensure that Solo is well run and operating in line with its purpose.

Pete Goddard

(Chair)

Pete joined Solo as Chair in March 2023 and comes with 25 years’ experience in social housing as a lawyer and as a non-executive.

In 2021 he retired as a Partner at Birkett’s solicitors, where he had led the Social Housing Team for over 15 years.

He has previously been a Board Member and Committee Chair of both Hereward and Sanctuary Hereward Housing Associations and has also been Chair of Norwich City Council’s Housing Improvement Board.

In the past he has also been a shadow board member of a prospective LSVT housing Association and is currently a member of the Norwich Diocese Church Buildings Commission.

Sarah Fish

(Company Secretary and Chair of the Business Development Committee)

Sarah qualified as a Solicitor in 2014 and currently works at a regional firm within their Social Housing Team.

Sarah has experience in advising Housing Associations in respect of acquiring property, regulatory requirements and analysing and charging their portfolios.

April Archer

April holds an Honours Degree in Social Policy and Criminology and significant experience of the social housing sector, having previously worked for over ten years in a front-line housing support role for Flagship Housing Group.

Tracey Dowse

Tracey has worked in housing for many years in a variety of roles, both in local government and housing associations, including working as a Homelessness Prevention Officer for Solo several years ago. She has experience of all aspects of tenancy management, including rent arrears, anti-social behaviour, lettings, homelessness and benefits.

For over 10 years she has managed teams responsible for the tenancy management of large numbers of properties. Her current role is Head of Wellbeing and Partnerships for Saffron Housing Trust, responsible for the management of the supported and specialist accommodation.

Tracey is Chartered Institute of Housing qualified and is the Domestic Abuse and Adult Safeguarding lead for Saffron.

Alton Nutile

(Chair of the Finance & Investment Committee)

Alton is the finance and operations director for an East of England-based property and land business consultancy and agency firm, and joined the board of Solo Housing in April 2024 to provide strategic financial and commercial insight from the corporate world into the social housing sector.

He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a Fellow Member of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Practitioner of the Chartered Quality Institute.

Alongside his work with Solo Housing, Alton is the vice-chairperson of Community Action Norfolk, a rural charity supporting the wellbeing and welfare of rural communities, a school governor, and a board member of Financial Industry Group, championing the financial and professional services sector in the East of England.

David Sice
(Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee)

David has 35 years’ experience of working in the affordable housing sector; working for Councils, Housing Associations, Housing Charities, Alms Houses and with a particular interest in single person housing need.

David retired as Chief executive of an Essex housing association in 2017 and is currently a freelance consultant, assisting small charities with governance after many years’ experience of being a Trustee or Governor of national (RNLI) or regional/ Charities (CAB).

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and an assessor for the National Apprentice for working in housing.

Abraham Williams

Bio to follow shortly…

Meet Our Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team are responsible for running the organisation day to day and steering the ship, ensuring that Solo’s mission is carried out effectively and efficiently and always to the highest possible standards.

At the helm is our Chief Executive, who is directly accountable to the Board of Trustees.

Andrew Meyer
(Chief Executive)

Andrew assumed the role of Chief Executive in June 2023 and with a career spanning the social housing sector, Andrew brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective.

His career journey has seen him work in both large and smaller housing providers across England, where he held strategic, operational and consultancy roles. His diverse experience includes a notable stint working in the dynamic housing landscape in New South Wales, Australia. This international exposure has further enriched his insight and perspectives.

Andrew is known for his pragmatic, honest and sensible approach to leadership. He is a problem solver at heart, known for his ability to swiftly grasp complex briefs, see the bigger picture and forge meaningful connections to move things forward at pace.

Michael H (FCA)                                                                                                                (Finance Lead)

Michael joined Solo in 2024.

He is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years’ experience in public practice. He has been responsible for a wide variety of clients over that time, whilst specialising in owner managed businesses and charities.

Zoe Webb                                                                                                         (Operations Lead)

Zoe joined Solo in 2020 and brought with her an impressive wealth of experience, boasting over 25 years of dedicated service in the housing and homelessness sector.

Her journey has taken her through various facets of the housing landscape, including impactful roles in Greater Manchester. She has made significant contributions in various settings from local authorities to the voluntary and charity sector and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Services.

What truly sets Zoe apart is her unwavering passion for addressing injustice and her belief in the boundless potential of individuals. Throughout her career, she has tirelessly advocated for those facing housing challenges. She is a staunch believer in the power of second chances and the resilience of the human spirit.

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