Afzal Hussain is Chief Officer of Witton Lodge Community Association, a dynamic social enterprise and community anchor supporting diverse communities across north Birmingham.


With over 25 years’ experience in urban and community regeneration across the West Midlands, he has worked with multi-stakeholder partnerships to transform neighbourhoods and communities – supporting thousands of residents and vulnerable groups to access housing, health, employment, skills, and enterprise support services. During the pandemic, he convened the Erdington (Covid-19) Taskforce, and the North Birmingham Economic Recovery Board which continues to create and connect opportunities to communities in some of the city’s most challenging neighbourhoods.



Afzal is an active member of several Boards in Birmingham and the West Midlands, providing insight and expertise in community-led approaches that tackle deep-seated challenges and deliver change that sticks. He remains passionate about nurturing talent and provides coaching to leaders in the voluntary and community sectors, including through the Kings Fund’s Cascading Leadership initiative .



Appointed 2022