NLMCC Board Descriptions:

The Organisation has a voluntary board with specific expertise in community matters, including a number of professionals and business people from various sectors. The organisation ensures service user representation on the Board of Management.

The Board is responsible for the overall policy and strategic direction of the organisations and oversees all its policies.

The Director along with the staff team develops the Association’s operational programmes in order to achieve the strategic goals set by the Board.

Munaf Zeena: Chairman

Munaf is the Director of Foster Care Link, Chairman of the Council Of Indian Muslims, Co-Chair of the Muslim Jewish Forum and is a board member of the North London Muslim Housing Association. He is a central figure in the Hackney Muslim community whose has been involved in a vast number of projects, initiatives and campaigns for the benefit of the Muslim and general community on a local and international level. He has a degree in Political Science.

Farouk Alibhai: Vice Chairman

Farouk is the Director of Lazeez Catering. A highly popular individual amongst his peers and community. His strength lies in galvanising public support and was one of the main contributors to raising funds for the NLMCC’s £1million hall development project.

Mohammed Gajia: Secretary

Mohammed is a distinguished community leader who was instrumental in the establishment of the NLMCC in 1980. He is involved in various community projects including a hospital development project in Bardoli, Gujarat West India.

Naser Patel: Treasurer

Naser has served as the Company Secretary at North London Muslim Housing Association where he oversaw and participated in the strategic and future direction of the organisation. He also served on the board of Faith in the Future, a community based organisation delivering employment and capacity building opportunities.

His all-round knowledge enables him to take a holistic approach to solving issues and delivering objectives through collaborative working and in an evidence based framework.

Ebrahim Lunat:

Ebrahim is a successful business man who has been involved with the NLMCC since its formative years as the Young Muslim Cricket Club in 1977. He is also former chair of the organisation.

He is highly respected within the community and brings a wealth of experience and a stabilising influence to the organisation.

Mahmood Bham:

Mahmood Bham has been involved in community projects for over three decades. His strength lies in his enthusiasm in promoting the NLMCC’s services and activities amongst all communities.

Abu Bakr Bin Yusuf:

Abu Bakr worked at NLMCC for five years. He brings wide-ranging experience in community and housing related issues and works locally as a tradesperson.

Ayub Patel:

Ayub has been involved in various aspects of the NLMCC’s development, ranging from it’s sports activities, user forums to the board.

He has worked for Hackney Council in the Housing and Leisure department.

Yasin Balesaria:

Yasin works for Central Government, and brings experience in programme and project management. Yasin has accessed services at NLMCC for a number of years, and brings the perspective of a service user to the management.