Aziz has forged a solid understanding of the Housing Sector during his career having spent the last 23 years as a highly motivated and experienced housing professional.
After graduating as an architect he started his career as a university lecturer in the subject. He then pursued post-graduate research in housing at Oxford Brookes University. His background as a qualified architect has given him an unparalleled depth of understanding to negotiate with Development Partners regarding new projects.
Aziz understands the link between a financially well-run business, the highest quality customer service and making a difference to people’s lives. His track record of great leadership and instigating real change through challenging staff to achieve great things is matched by a proven ability to build lasting partnerships, good financial acumen, strong strategic planning and excellent communication skills.
Aziz has an excellent track record for working with the Board and Regulators; strategy and policy development; preparing and managing budgets; implementing cultural change and people management.
Aziz has served as an independent Board member to the following housing associations:
1. Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust
2. Hyde Hillside – Subsidiary – Hyde Group
3. Christian Action Housing Association
4. Waltham Forest Housing Association
As an Independent Board Member, Aziz influenced and contributed to the mission, vision and business plans of these organisations. He was one of the lead board members overseeing developments for all four of the above housing associations and has extensive experience in Governance.
Aziz seeks challenges in which he can make use of his breadth of experience and utilise his talents, energy and enthusiasm. From Paradigm Housing, Aziz joined NLM in June 2003. He was the Housing Services Director and since June 2014, he has been serving NLM as the Chief Executive.