OUR TEAM

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND HENLEY

Principals

Tariq Usmani 
Chief Executive Officer

Co-founder and Chief Executive of the Henley Group, Tariq is responsible for formulating strategy for the business and ensuring its effective implementation.  He manages direct reports from the main areas of the business and leads on banking relationships and on ensuring the company ethos remains at the heart of the Group. Charity is a key focus of the company and Tariq leads in this area.

Shafiq Malik 
Director: Procurement

Co-founder and Director of the Henley Homes group of companies. Alongside his Board duties, Shafiq is specifically responsible for Procurement and Aftercare across the business. He specialises in contract and credit term negotiation and runs the aftercare team.

Kashif Usmani 
Director: Projects

Co-founder and Director of Projects for the Henley Homes group of companies. Alongside his Board duties, Kashif oversees the Construction, Commercial and Technical teams to ensure delivery of all projects to time and budget.

Joseph Donkor 
Chief Operating Officer

Joseph has responsibility for day-to-day operations of the business, proactively taking steps to maximise performance of the central departments on behalf of the CEO and managing the core support functions within the Group. Prior to joining Henley he undertook senior leadership roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland in their Business, Wealth and Retail Banking sectors where he successfully implemented and delivered business strategy.

Aslam Lala 
Chief Financial Officer

Before joining Henley Homes in January 2013, Aslam worked for over 25 years helping to set up and oversee various entities within British Telecom at Financial Director level, both in the UK and overseas. He brings with him the skills of detailed analysis and clear financial guidance, alongside a depth of experience in strategic planning, investor and stakeholder relations and growth/change management, which are of great benefit to the group.

Adil Rashid 
Director: Land

Adil is responsible for managing and formulating strategy for the Land department, sourcing new construction opportunities and assisting in securing funding for projects. His background in new business development with a number of key Housing Associations means he is experienced in networking with strategic contacts to secure future business opportunities and in undertaking due diligence to bring those opportunities to fruition.

Aaron Usmani 
Director: Construction

As Construction Director, Aaron Usmani is specifically responsible for the Construction delivery area of the business. His involvement ranges from design team management to oversight of the build programme and generation of bank reports.  Aaron joined the Henley Group from Laing O’Rourke as a project manager.

Shakil Ahmed ARB RIBA 
Director: Technical

As Technical Director, Shakil Ahmed manages Henley’s in-house architectural practice and is responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of master-plans and working drawings, as well as evidencing compliance with building regulations and planning conditions.  A fully-qualified architect with over 20 years’ experience, Shakil joined the Henley Group in April 2016 from Quadrant Construction.  Prior to that, he had worked at Weston Homes and Grafik Architects.

Nassar Khalil 
Director: Hotels & Leisure

Nassar Khalil heads the hotel and leisure team. His responsibilities include brand development and growth strategy for the Group’s hotel portfolio. Formerly the COO for Royal Luxury Hotels, he led and managed the launch of its seven star hotel in Doha, Qatar. Prior to that Nassar was Operations Director (and was pivotal to the development and launch) of the group now known as Nadler Hotels. Nassar has also held other board and senior management roles for hotel groups including Sanderson and Hilton Worldwide.

Robert Farrant 
Director: Commercial (interim)

Robert Farrant manages the Commercial division of the Henley Homes Group, delivering estimating, procurement and contract management functions. Drawing on 13 years industry experience for high-end developers such as St George, Robert ensures that Henley’s developments are delivered on budget without compromising on their award-winning quality.  Robert has extensive contract management experience and skill in developing enduring relationships with clients and contractors, to mutual benefit.