Fazana Hakim

She works part time as a senior stakeholder manager for Govia Thameslink Railway and as the Chief Operating Officer of ISS Magazine, Head of Trading and Transaction Banker news websites on their operation, marketing and design needs.

Faz previously worked as Political adviser to the Chair and Chief Executive at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and served as Director of corporate and government relations at the Commission for Racial Equality.

In 2008, the Power List named her one of the twenty most powerful Muslim women in the UK.

She handled CRE’s relations with Government and Parliament in the aftermath of the 9/11 and 7 July attacks, was a member of the Defeating Extremism Together Task Group and advised Government on relations with Muslim communities.

She served as a senior Political Adviser to the former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair between 1994 and 2000.

She has been a Vice-President at JP Morgan Investment Bank, where she headed up their media relations for the EMEA region. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Runnymede Trust and the Cedar Network for Professional Muslims.

Farzana holds a BA in sociology from Stirling and is a Fellow of the RSA. She joined the Board in 2013.