2016, Executive MBA (Hons) Aston University. Over 25 years of expertise in both the private and third sector, running company-wide operational functions, leading complex projects from inception to successful completion and making sound strategic decisions. 1993, joined Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW); has worked in numerous leadership roles, including as Director, International Programmes and as Operations Director, Islamic Relief Academy; April 2016, appointed Chief Executive Officer. Has served on the boards of various private and third sector organizations. Leader, mentor and negotiator; has travelled across 35 countries, is fluent in three languages and has rich experience in dealing with people of different ages, cultures and backgrounds.