Ordinary Director

Feizal Hajat OBE

Feizal is a Local Government Lawyer with a special interest in housing and homelessness. He has over 30 years of experience of working within the public sector working both at local and national level.

Throughout his career Feizal has worked with colleagues across all sectors to develop the law relating to community safety and was recognised for his contribution by being awarded an OBE in 2011.

Until 2014 he was a Head of Law of Birmingham City Council responsible for Housing, homelessness and Community Safety. During his time at Birmingham Feizal worked in partnership with others to develop legal tools to tackle domestic violence and gang related violence. The work in relation to domestic violence received a Municipal Journal Award for Legal Innovation.

After leaving Birmingham, Feizal was appointed as an Assistant Inspector to Dame Louie Casey in her Inspection of Rotherham MBC, he contributed to the inspection Report and to a National Good Practice report on CSE.

Feizal was elected to St Basil’s as a Non-executive Director to the Board in February 2016 and serves on the Service Delivery & Development Committee