Zahir Fazal is a Chartered Accountant and a Director of BESTrustees. His current appointments cover a wide range of pension schemes and diverse industry sectors. He has several appointments as Chair of Trustees and two as a Sole Trustee.
Zahir takes a particular interest in governance and investment issues. Zahir is also experienced in negotiating with employers on funding and other issues and with his background is quick to understand and appreciate a company's financial position and corporate objectives.
Prior to joining BESTrustees in June 2008, Zahir was a partner in a major accountancy practice, where he established their highly successful Pensions Group.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, he is currently Chair of the Institute's Pensions Sub-Committee and immediate past Chair of the Pensions Research Accountants Group where he remains on the Board. In these capacities he has regular contact with the DWP and the Pensions Regulator on regulatory developments.