Our People

Bushra Nasir CBE
Chair

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 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 co-founded the Patchwork Foundation, working to make our democracy more accessible. 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 King, the Mayor of London and the Prime Minister for his hard work in improving opportunities for those from the most disadvantaged and minority communities in the UK. Imran is now Chief Executive of the Basketball Foundation and an expert in government relations, fundraising and governance. In his free time, Imran enjoys using his skillset to support a number of other organisations in and outside of education, including Ernest Bevin Academy, LEO Academy Trust, London Arts Council and Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.

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 a public affairs consultant at the Financial Conduct Authority. Prior to this, Hannah worked at a public affairs strategic consultancy and at several political think tanks, 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 and government relations. He is Head of International Affairs at Edelman, a global communications firm. He has spent much of the past decade living and working in the Middle East, and was formerly Head of Communications for an Abu Dhabi organisation that delivers education, civic and philanthropic initiatives that further knowledge-based development in the UAE. Tim is a Governor at Honeywell Infant and Junior Schools in Wandsworth and is responsible for safeguarding and public welfare 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.

Manal Haque Peeran
Programmes Officer

Manal is a dedicated advocate for youth empowerment. Following her Business degree in Marketing, Manal’s passion for social work led her to pursue a master’s degree in Special Education, followed by a PGCE. This academic training laid the foundation for Manal’s teaching career which she pursued for several years in inner London schools. Manal leverages her experience to help lead the Foundation’s programmes, seeking to provide inspirational experiences to young people and to motivate them to reach their fullest potential. Manal is committed to making a meaningful and lasting impact in our community.

Elana Keiles
Operations Coordinator

Elana stepped into the Operations Coordinator role at the Naz Legacy Foundation, bringing her passion for social justice, youth empowerment and human rights advocacy. Elana is a recent First-Class Geography graduate, taking key interest in the global movement of people and the integration efforts in the UK. Her commitment to positive change is evident through her activism, Fellowships, and role as a Youth Movement Leader where she learned key skills in advocacy and leadership and educated young people on inclusivity and equality. She is dedicated to creating opportunities for all.
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Salah Daaboul
Executive Assistant

Salah has recently joined the Naz Legacy Foundation as an Executive Assistant, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a passion for supporting organisational excellence. He graduated from SOAS with a degree in International Management (Middle East and North Africa) and spent a year abroad in Jordan working for an NGO. His academic and professional journey is marked by his commitment to effectiveness, accuracy, and a proactive approach to executive responsibilities. Salah’s passion for creating opportunities to embrace community cohesion, his dedication to streamlining processes, and his collaborative spirit fuel his desire to become an integral part of the Foundation’s mission to positively impact society.

Mashiyath Qurashy
Programmes Intern

Mashiyath joined us in January 2023 as Programme Intern to support us in our work with young people across London.  Mashiyath is a recent BA Politics and International Relations Graduate from Queen Mary University of London.  Mashiyath is enthusiastic about feminist, anti-racist activist work after being a part of Amnesty International’s youth activist programme, ‘Rise Up’, and leading her university’s Feminist Society. She is currently involved in running the Faith and Belief Forum’s 2023 Youth Interfaith Summit and in Breakthrough! Women’s Cafe to run an event about career navigation and pressures for women of colour. Mashiyath is interested in raising the voices of South Asian women within their community and broader society by encouraging conversation and solidarity.

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.