Qadeer Kiani OBE - Is a senior leader with a wealth of experience which spans over 30 years in diverse, multi-faceted, complex organisations in the private, public and not for profit sectors. Qadeer has held senior management positions at high profile London Boroughs, Housing Associations and in the private sector. Qadeer has an MA degree in Housing and was previously a Fellow Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Qadeer currently sits on the Board of NHS Midlands and Lancashire Community Support Unit, where he serves as their Equality Diversity and Inclusion Board Advisor and a critical friend.
An accomplished, visionary and dynamic leader, Qadeer has particular interest and expertise in development of organisations to create game changing diverse teams and cultures.
Wayne Farah - is a full-time carer who works with the NHS Confederation as co-facilitator of the national BME Leadership Network.
He has over twenty years’ experience as an NHS non-executive director, and his contribution to improving health care for disadvantaged communities was recognised in 2015 with a HSJ Patient Leader Award. As vice-chair of Newham CCG, he was the architect of the Newham community prescription which won the BT Sports Industry 2018 Community Programme of the Year award.
Wayne has over thirty years’ experience as a social entrepreneur and community organiser. He is a long-term associate of the Institute of Race Relations, former chair of An Viet Housing Association and trustee of Newham Monitoring Project and Doctors of the World UK. He was a founding member of Adcris CIC, Umoja Theatre Company, Vision Care for Homeless People, the Migrants Rights Network, and ARHAG Housing Association,
Wayne is currently a partner with Innovex- Partners and a member of the Institute of Healthcare and Care Management advisory board.
Julie Lawn - is a social entrepreneur who founded Cute Dog Consulting in 2005 funded by Government enterprise schemes, driven by a need to find a flexible way to work she set up a business offering business advice and vocational training.
With a background in marketing and training, Julie has enabled Cute Dog to bring funded training solutions and apprenticeships to over 500 people in the last five years. She has helped 120 disabled people into employment positions over the last 10 years.
Julie is IQA for City and Guilds and ILM Centres at Cute Dog Consulting