Afzal Ismail

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Group Orbit Services Director

Afzal is a chartered certified accountant (FCCA). He holds an honours degree in Mathematics and is a chartered member of both the Chartered Institute of Auditors (CMIIA) and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIHCM). Afzal joined Orbit when it had c20k homes and has played a pivotal role in Orbit’s merger and acquisition successes which have led to Orbit today having a growing portfolio of over 42k homes. As well as leading the formation and delivery of Orbit’s digital journey, including the introduction of multi-channels for customer transactions, Afzal developed and grew a professional consultancy division within Orbit which sold corporate services to over 100 other housing associations and generated 7 figure turnover.

Afzal’s strategic role at Orbit covers the delivery of corporate services such as IT, business improvement and risk & compliance and also includes responsibility for Orbit’s Help to Buy Midlands contract and a procurement strategy which delivers significant efficiencies across the organisation.

<[>Afzal is passionate about delivering consistently high levels of performance both individually and across the teams that he manages, he 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.