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Professor Michael Keith, University of Oxford

Vice Chair

Tandeep Minhas, Partner, Taylor Wessing LLP


Chila Kumari Burman, Visual artist

Denise Jones, Eastside Bookshop founder and local resident

Niranjan Kamatkar, Artistic Director of Wise Thoughts

Joseph Ogbonna, Independent Management Consultant

John Pandit, Founder member of Asian Dub Foundation and their education wing (ADFED)

Cllr Asma Begum, London Borough of Tower Hamlets Councillor

Steve Douglas, Management consultant

Jim Hollington, Director Operations and Communications, British Council

Shamim Azad, Writer and storyteller living in east London

Shazia Ali-Webber, Lawyer living locally raising two small boys

Cllr Candida Ronald, London Borough of Tower Hamlets Councillor

Jackie O'Sullivan, Director National Lottery Promotions Unit


Lord Rumi Verjee

Baroness Oona King

Shabina Aslam, Associate at Lift since 2006. Theatre practitioner and Radio Drama producer