Azra Kirkby

Azra is a Chartered Accountant who began her career at Price Waterhouse before gaining a breadth of experience in blue chip commercial housing before joining the charitable social care sector in 2004. Azra brings a strong commercial finance background and experience as CFO and CEO from within the social care sector. Supporting York Museums Trust within their Audit and Risk Committee, Azra has also undertaken the role of Treasurer within a number of smaller charities.

Azra is a strong advocate of VODG and has worked within the Finance Directors’ Professional Network in recent years. Believing in collaboration and the strength of a united VODG, Azra hopes that together we can provide a greater impact for the social care sector and, with improved insight on social care provider issues, collectively use VODG to create more awareness of the challenges, including access to adequate housing provision.

Azra is Chief Executive at St Anne’s Community Services, a North East based registered charity and housing association that provides support to people with learning disabilities and mental health needs, in addition to community-based services including Shared Lives, homelessness and those requiring substance rehabilitation.