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

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.

Peter Taylor

Board Member

Peter has worked in construction since leaving school, gaining experience with John Laing Construction, and rising to senior management positions with Laing Homes and Lovell Partnership. He has a Salvation Army background and is passionate about the work and ministry of the Army. He was appointed to the saha Board in December 2015.

Argiri Papathos

Director of Corporate Services and Company Secretary

Argiri joined saha’s Executive Management Team in February 2017.

As Director of Corporate Services Argiri oversees the work of the HR, IT and Business Support & Innovation Teams, leads on corporate governance and also undertakes the role of Company Secretary.