ADIL RASHID Land Director Adil has responsibility for formulating strategy for the Land department, sourcing of all land opportunities, managing the team and assisting CEO in securing funding for projects. Adil’s background is in new business development, having worked in that capacity for a number of key Housing Associations since 1998. He is experienced in networking with strategic contacts in order to secure future business opportunities, and also in the detailed due diligence required in order to bring those opportunities to fruition. ASLAM LALA ACA BA Hons 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. AARON USMANI BSc Hons Construction Director As Construction Director, Aaron 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. VENKA AYALUR FRICS FCInstCES PRINCE2 MoR Commercial Director Venka provides strategic direction to protect the contractual and commercial interests of Henley Homes Group. He has vast industry experience, having been involved in many large investment projects nationally and internationally with companies such as Royal BAM, Bouygues and ISG Group. Venka is a Chartered Surveyor, alongside other academic and professional qualifications, and has extensive experience of dispute resolution and contract negotiation. NASSAR KHALIL BA Hons MBA FIH MBIFM Hotels and Leisure Director Nassar 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 for Nadler Hotels and has also held other board and senior management roles for hotel groups including Sanderson and Hilton Worldwide. 66|67