Zafar Raja FCCA, MBA

Head of Finance

Zafar joined Saha in 2010. Prior to that he worked as an Interim Financial Consultant, his recent role being at Aldwyck Housing Group where he was Interim Finance Director. Other organisations include Penrose Housing, One Housing Group and MTV Networks Europe where he was Group Financial Controller. He previously worked in the housing sector at Look Ahead Housing Trust and Care, where he was a Financial Controller for five years. Zafar is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA in Business Finance from the University of Lincoln.

Personal Interests

Zafar enjoys playing tennis, gardening and really cherishes spending time with his family.

What saha means to me:

“Saha is a great place to work simply because you get a true sense of belonging combined with the feeling of a family atmosphere. There is a “can do” attitude throughout the organisation, with many colleagues going the extra mile. This all goes towards achieving Saha’s mission of transforming lives”.

Zafar Raja

Head of Finance

Other SAHA Team Members

Alistair Heron

Board Member

Alistair is a partner in West Country firm of solicitors and specialises in commercial property. He has been involved in several homeless charities for a number of years and is also a musician and an active member of a large church in Exeter. He was appointed to the saha Board in March 2017.

Andrew Taylor

Board Member

Andrew Taylor is a proven leader with a broad experience in the social housing sector and an extensive finance background. He was formerly Chief Executive of Sutton Housing Trust. He was appointed to the Saha Board in 2010 and is Chair of the Audit Committee.

Commissioner John Matear

Board Member

Commissioner John Matear is a retired Salvation Army Officer. He served for 34 years in a variety of appointments, latterly as Territorial Commander in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. He was appointed Chair of Saha in September 2012.