Zulfiqar Darr

Zulfiqar Darr

Background and Experience

Zulfiqar joined the Trust as a Non-Executive 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, and again in April 2020 for an additional three years. His final term ended on 31 March 2023.

Zulfiqar has substantial experience in financial leadership, performance management, and the effective development and implementation of transformation programmes across the public sector.

The majority of Zulfiqar’s career has been spent 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).

Zulfiqar also 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.

He was also Head of Finance at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, with lead finance responsibility for the Broadband UK programme, managing an overall budget of approximately £1bn.

Zulfiqar has also worked in several senior interim public sector finance roles and is now occupying the permanent role of Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer at Broxtowe Borough Council.


Chartered Public Finance Accountant (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting)
Masters in Business Administration