My name is Nadeem and I’ve had over 42 years of experience in race, community relations and migration, gained during my employment working in race relations regionally and in the city.
Currently, I have a part-time job for Search Newcastle as an Engagement Worker for Asian Elders, and I recently started another part-time job for Healthwatch Newcastle.
In my voluntary role, I’ve gained a wealth of experience as Board/Committee member on different organisations but in the main in housing.
I’ve been a Regional Committee Member of the North British Housing Association and on Thirteen Group’s Remuneration Committee; and currently I’m on the Board of Tyne Housing.
I’m a School Governor at Western Community Primary School in North Tyneside. I also Chair the ITV/Tyne Tees Diversity Panel and I’m a member of the North East Race, Crime and Justice Research Network.
I’m married with two grown-up children and a grandson, who will be 10 in December. My daughter, an art teacher, moved back from Hong Kong over two years ago and lives in Essex so time to time I get called for grand duties, which I love. I enjoy watching sports, cricket particularly. I enjoy travelling and have started exploring Scotland and East of England. I enjoy organising events, conferences, family gatherings.
I joined the Elders Council with a view to promoting what it does and will do for all sections of the communities in Newcastle and to promote equality and equity.