Arif is the Chief Financial Officer for the firm and is based in our London office. He is also the Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA) and is duly registered with the SRA.
Arif is responsible for the financial health of Thomas Cooper in all the international jurisdictions that it operates in. Along with finance, his expertise includes business strategy, corporate governance and change management.
Arif gained his BA (Hons) in Economics and Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Royal Holloway College and an Executive MBA from CASS Business School. Arif is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA).
Arif has over 20 years of experience in the professional services sector ranging from an international architecture practice to a top 20 property consultancy. After qualifying Arif remained in public practice for 5 years.
Prior to joining Thomas Cooper, Arif was the Group Finance Director at GL Hearn a top 20 property consultancy where in conjunction with this role, he worked as a Non-Executive Director for the NHS, North West London Cluster of eight Primary Care Trusts where he chaired the Health & Safety Committee and was a member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees. Arif was previously the Head of Finance with Wilson Mason, an international architecture practice.
Arif is a panel member to the regulatory and disciplinary committees of the ACCA and is an individual member of Tomorrow’s Company and Employee Share Ownership Association. Arif frequently attends and speaks at CFO and Business Forums both nationally and internationally. He is also a regular contributor to the financial press.