Khalil became Chief Executive of DWW in May 2011 but has been involved with DWW since 2005. He spent over 10 years in investment banking as a mergers and acquisitions specialist before moving into the charity and social housing sector. He has an MSc from UCL in Urban Regeneration & Development and furthered his academic interests through a Research Fellowship and postgraduate teaching. He has operated at senior board level, including roles as Director of Finance & ICT for a leading regional homelessness charity and strategy director for a consultancy. His has extensive non-executive board experience and is a board member of Action for Blind People, a national visual impairment charity and served with some of the leading social housing organisations in the UK.