Background and Experience
Zulfiqar joined the Trust as a NonExecutive Director in April 2015 and was appointed as the Senior Independent Director in October 2016. He was reappointed for a further three years in April 2017. Zulfiqar has accumulated substantial successful experience of financial leadership, performance management, and effective development and implementation of transformation programmes across the public sector. The majority of Zulfiqar’s career has been in local government, including senior leadership roles at Coventry City Council (Finance Manager), Derby City Council (Assistant Director of Corporate Finance and Performance) and South Gloucestershire Council (Head of Finance and IT). Recently, Zulfiqar worked at KPMG as an Executive Advisor within the management consulting practice focusing on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector, including projects at the Ministry of Defence and the NHS. Zulfiqar was also Head of Finance at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, with lead finance responsibility for the Broadband UK programme with an overall budget of approximately £1bn. Zulfiqar has also worked in a number of senior interim public sector finance roles and since July 2017 has been the interim Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director for a local authority.
Chartered Public Finance Accountant (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting)
Masters in Business Administration