Kawsar Zaman is a Barrister and Campaigner. Over the past decade he has led campaigns on issues ranging from social mobility in education to promoting diversity in the workplace. He specialises in Public, Regulatory and Employment Law, and regularly represents medical professionals before tribunals and disciplinary committees, including the GMC. Kawsar is a former ‘Magic Circle’ solicitor and is currently a governor at a secondary comprehensive in London as well as a trustee of Toynbee Hall. As the first in his family to go to university, he graduated with a First-Class law degree from the LSE, before reading for the BCL at Oxford as an OCIS Scholar, and then the LLM at Harvard Law School where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
Sir Stephen O’Brien CBE
Sir Stephen holds Honorary Degrees or Fellowships from numerous universities. In 1987 he was awarded a CBE and was knighted in 2014 for services to London and the NHS.
Lord Sheikh of Cornhill
He is a patron of the charity, Orphans in Need, and supports numerous other charities. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate for humanitarian work and he is currently co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) on Turkey and the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity and a vice-chair of the APPGs on Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
Lord Sheikh is also the founder and chairman of the National Muslim War Memorial Trust.
Professor Dame Donna Kinnair DBE
Dame Donna is Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing. Prior to joining the RCN, she held various roles, including Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust; Executive Director of Nursing, Southeast London Cluster Board; Director of Commissioning, London Borough of Southwark & Southwark PCT. She was the Strategic Commissioner for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority’s Children’s Services. Dame Donna advised the PM’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery in 2010 and served as nurse/child health assessor to the Victoria Climbié Inquiry.
Lord Singh of Wimbledon CBE
He was assistant editor for the Sikh Courier and started his own publication The Sikh Messenger, of which he is still editor. In 2008, he made history when he became the first Sikh to address an audience at the Vatican. In 1989 he was the first non-Christian to receive the Templeton Award for services to spirituality, and in 1991 he was awarded the Interfaith Medallion for services to religious broadcasting.
Neil Jameson CBE
Dr Halima Begum
Dr Anwara Ali MBE
As a GP, Dr Ali has built up one of the biggest GP practices in London turning it around from a failing service. Similarly, under her Chairmanship, the East End Health Network has become an outstanding provider of primary care services achieving excellent health outcomes for the 45,000 patients that live within the Network’s catchment area. As a businesswoman, she has operated at Director-level for two of the fastest growing BAME-led companies in the UK.
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE DL FRSA
Professor Daniel Freeman PhD DClinPsy CPsychol FBPsS
Professor Freeman has produced leading research on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK entitled ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the UK: The Oxford Coronavirus Explanations, Attitudes, and Narratives Survey (OCEANS) II’, published in Psychological Medicine, December 2020.
Professor Sir Sam Everington OBE
Sir Sam is the Chair of a CCG and has been a local GP since 1989, with over 100 projects under his centre supporting the wider determinants of health. The social prescribing delivered at his centre is now part of a network of a thousand across the country.
Sir Sam is a Member of the British Medical Association (BMA) Council and Vice President of the BMA. In 1999 he received an OBE for services to inner city primary care, in 2006 the International Award of Excellence in Health Care and in 2015 a knighthood for services to primary care. He is a Director of Community Health Partnerships and a Non-Executive Director of NHS Resolution. He is a Fellow and Honorary Professor of Queen Mary University of London and Vice President of the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
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