The Management Team

Our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire operates as the hub for the flexible and innovative services we have developed throughout the UK.

Asif Bax – Managing Director

Asif has been with Halo from its’ infancy joining in December 2011.  As Managing Director, Asif sets strategic direction and provides leadership and financial control for the Association.  As an Executive Member of the Board of Management, Asif works closely with fellow Board Members to provide appropriate scrutiny to ensure that Halo are meeting their aims and objectives; and are financially sound.  Asif leads on Halo’s business development and his key role is to form and manage stakeholder relationships and develop the future growth of the Association.

Asif is a highly skilled Director with considerable experience in the Housing with Care sector, delivering services to adults with complex and challenging needs.  His passion and altruistic approach is central to his belief that everyone deserves the right to live with dignity and choice enhancing their quality of life.  This vision translates to the Halo team’s person-centred approach.  Asif demands the best from those around him, adopting an example-led approach to leadership and he has been synonymous with the success and growth of the organisation.

Ann Walton – Head of Operations

Ann joined Halo in March 2019.  Ann brings a wealth of experience in Housing Management; having worked for a number of large North West based Social Housing Providers.  In more recent years Ann has specialised in Income Management and Financial Inclusion.  For many years Ann was employed as a Regional Manager, providing generic housing management services to a range of Social Housing Providers including Stock Transfer Associations. Ann is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Reporting into Asif and the Board; Ann is responsible for leading Halo’s Operations Team. In addition to overseeing the day to day operations of Halo’s front-line service around Repairs & Maintenance, Compliance and Tenancy Management; Ann leads on Governance for Halo. 

Habiba Adams – Strategic Development Manager

Habiba joined Halo in 2019 as the Strategic Housing Development Manager. She has 15 years development, regeneration, and governance experience in the supported and social housing sector. Habiba is a visionary strategic thinker with passion, enthusiasm, and the ability to get things done. 

Reporting to Asif; Habiba is responsible for leading Halo Housing’s new growth area for extra care housing, and supports Asif on business growth, securing new supported living projects.  Habiba is currently working on an extra care housing project, with the aim to deliver a high quality 70 apartment scheme.  She has also brought new Care Partners to the table and secured some supported housing schemes with several projects in the pipeline.  

Adam Patel – Property and Compliance Manager

Adam has a diverse range of skills and is someone that is a highly motivated individual with a proven track record in project and data management.  His background in IT and property surveying helps Halo Housing in the development of bespoke systems – optimising the performance of the Maintenance and Repairs service at Halo Housing Association, ensuring that the portfolios repairs lifecycle is managed effectively in order to satisfy Key Performance Indicators.  His meticulous, organised manner serves him well with prioritising his workload and demonstrates a real apathy towards the tenants that we provide housing and support services to.  He is responsible for providing a value-for-money Maintenance and Repairs service that inculcates the needs of tenants meeting all applicable statutory requirements.

Ijaz Khan – Housing Services Manager

Ijaz joined Halo housing in 2022. Ijaz has over 19 years of experience of working within the housing sector, in both the private and public sector. Most recently working for a Local Authority   Homelessness and Strategic Housing service. He provides day-to-day management to our person centred, Housing Services team. He leads on Tenancy Management, Arrears Recovery, Management of Anti-Social Behaviour, and all tenancy related issues. He ensures that staff are providing excellent customer service, and are ensuring that properties are maintained to a good standard. Ijaz complements his vast amount of experience with his academic accolades, having completed a Degree in Housing Studies, and a BA in Public Services Management.

Aimee O’Neill – Supported Housing Officer

Aimee has spent 8 years working in the Housing industry and has gained an extensive knowledge of all facets of the housing sector in that time. She deals with all aspects of Tenancy Management including Property Reviews, Sign Ups and Tenant Engagement. Her focus is on creating strong partnerships with our Tenants and Care Providers.

Ben Almond – Revenue Services Officer

Ben started working at Halo in September 2022, he started his working life as an apprentice in Local Government, where he gained experience various departments within the Council, Ben then trained specifically in Housing Benefits and worked as a Housing Benefits assessor since 2016. Ben took the knowledge he gained working within Housing Benefits and Joined Halo Housing Association as Income officer. At Halo he works closely with our tenants, care providers and local authorities dealing with all Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Applications and related queries for Halo Tenants.

Sabina Ghous – Development Officer

Sabina provides support to the development team, sourcing new housing opportunities for our existing and potential Tenants. Sabina’s personality and outlook mirrors her desire to help people that require support to maintain their tenancies and enhance their quality of life.

Abdul Aziz – Maintenance Officer

Abdul is the first point of call for all new and ongoing repairs. He manages day to day repairs and orders works with internal and external contractors. In addition, Abdul deals with utility bills and invoicing.

Anthony Bamber – Maintenance Operative

Anthony joined the Halo team in September 2018. He has extensive experience in property maintenance both internally and externally having spent 9 years working in drainage, repairing and laying new pipe work.  He has also worked in hotel maintenance for 3 years , carrying out all repairs around the Hotel. In addition, Anthony is a qualified brick-layer and has worked on a number of sites for New Build Homes.

Nadia Rashid – Systems and Performance Officer

Nadia is responsible for maintaining our housing management system, producing performance reports and monitoring our compliance. In addition, Nadia assists on repairs and compliance.

Faith Marriott – Governance Officer

Working within the Operations team, Faith helps to maintain Halo’s compliance with the Regulator of Social Housing Standards and the National Housing Federation’s Code of Governance and Conduct. To ensure Halo maintains up-to-date Policies.