Afzal is a chartered certified accountant (FCCA). He holds an honours degree in Mathematics and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Auditors (CMIIA) and Chartered Institute of Housing (CIHCM). Afzal joined Orbit when it had circa 20,000 homes and has played a pivotal role in Orbit’s merger and acquisition successes which have delivered a portfolio of around 44,000 propertiers. Afzal led the formation and delivery of Orbit’s digital journey including the introduction of multi-channels for customer transactions.
Afzal’s strategic role at Orbit covers the delivery of corporate services such as IT, business improvement and risk & compliance and includes responsibility for Orbit’s procurement strategy. Afzal has considerable experience at Board level and is a current Non-Executive Director for a medium sized housing association, a Trustee for a large multi academy schools trust and he chairs an audit committee.