Our People

Dr Rowena Shaw OBE
Chair of Trustees

Dr. Rowena Shaw’s work in education at all levels included leading schools and national organisations.
After working in 5 multifaith schools including as a secondary headteacher, Rowena become Deputy General Secretary at the NAHT and the first CEO of NASS, a national association for special schools. She was joint deputy with Naz Bokhari at Haggerston School where the leadership comprised a Christian (Mary Metcalf, Head), Muslim (Naz) and Jewess (Rowena). She has been governor and Trustee in several organisations and schools, chairs the Education Advisory Panel at the Prince’s Trust and advises on special education at New Schools Network. She was awarded an OBE in 2021 for services to education and to young people.

Bushra Nasir CBE

Bushra became Head of Plashet Comprehensive School in the London Borough of Newham. She has successfully led the school from a low-achieving school in 1993 to a school that has twice been categorised as Outstanding by OFSTED in 2005 and 2008. In February 2009, Plashet featured in a national OFSTED report called “12 outstanding schools – excelling against the Generic Viagra odds.” Bushra has held office in many high profile organisations, has a Doctorate from the University of East London and a Fellowship from Queen Mary College, London. She has a CBE for services to education. Recently she was awarded the Time Education Supplement (TES) Head Teacher of the Year.

Harris Bokhari OBE

Harris is the co-founder of the Naz Legacy Foundation, and organised the first youth Interfaith Iftar at Lambeth Palace, which brought together the Archbishop of Canterbury, Chief Rabbi, Mayor of London and over 100 youth leaders from each of London’s boroughs – representing all faiths and none. He is also a Board member of Mosaic, HRH The Prince of Wales’ mentoring charitable initiative, Trustee of the Royal Parks and the vice-chair of the Natural History Museum. Harris founded the Patchwork Foundation in 2012, recognising the vital need of a vehicle by which to promote the political and democratic engagement of under-represented communities.

Imran Sanaullah MBE

Imran was the inaugural Naz Bokhari Award winner in 2012. Since then, Imran has gone on to become the CEO for the Patchwork Foundation where he supports the engagement of young people into politics, democracy and civil society. Imran continues to support successive Naz Bokhari Award winners with advice, mentoring and support. Imran has also been recognised by the likes of HRH the Prince of Wales, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Prime Minister the Rt Hon Theresa May MP for his hard work in improving opportunities for those from the most disadvantaged and minority communities in the UK. Imran was awarded an MBE in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List in 2019 for services to young people.

Siddiq Musa

Siddiq is the Chief Operating Officer for KPMG’s UK Tax & Legal Services Practice (TL). His specialist area is Indirect Tax/VAT and has over 25 years’ experience working at KPMG with clients in many sectors – Public Sector, Retail and Financial Services. He is also particularly interested in improving Social Mobility and has worked with the Patchwork Foundation in the UK in their mission to involve young people from all communities to engage in the political process. Siddiq also spent 6 months in the UK Parliament advising one of the major political parties and ended up playing cricket for the Lords & Commons team.

Hannah Kaufman

Hannah is an experienced consultant at leading political consultancy firm Lexington, where she supports clients across corporate affairs, ESG, financial services and healthcare. Prior to this, Hannah interned at several political think tanks and national campaigns, and holds a BSc in Government from the LSE. Whilst at university, she was elected President of the Jewish Society at LSE and was also appointed Student Ambassador for the Council of Christians and Jews, and the Joseph Interfaith Foundation. Prior to becoming a Trustee, Hannah has also been an active member of the Naz Legacy Executive Team.

Tim Carlton Jones

Tim is a strategic communications specialist focusing on international relations and government affairs. He has spent much of the past decade living and working in the Middle East, most recently as Head of Communications for an Abu Dhabi organisation that delivers education, civic and philanthropic initiatives that further knowledge-based development in the UAE. He is currently based in London, from where he runs a boutique communications consultancy advising government entities, non-profits and corporates on their communications and public engagement strategies. He is a Governor at Honeywell Infant and Junior Schools in Wandsworth and holds responsibility for diversity and equality across
both schools.

Sajidah Patel
Director

Saj is the Foundation’s Director and has a background in campaigning, research and advocacy.
Sajidah joined the Naz Legacy Foundation as Director of Operations in 2018. She has experience in campaigning, research and advocacy. She previously worked for a Member of Parliament and founded a Youth Council on tackling Domestic Violence with Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC. She also has experience in teaching at a secondary level. Saj is passionate about social justice and equality and holds an MSc from SOAS in Middle East Politics.
Our voluntary Executive Team is made up of young people who have engaged with Naz Legacy Foundation’s programmes for several years. Many of them have also completed the Patchwork Masterclass Programme. They play a leading role in the Foundation’s operations and delivery of programmes, whilst also providing insight into the needs and requirements of our beneficiaries.