At roshni we are governed by a Board of Trustees. The board act in the interest of roshni and seek in good faith, to ensure that the organisation operates in a manner which is consistent with our core objectives and monitors performance against them.
Ali Khan* – Founder and Chairman
Ali Khan, a prominent businessman has been the Chairman of roshni since it’s inception in June 2002. He became very well aware of the issues surrounding black and ethnic minority communities, both in terms of internal conflict and external pressures, after hearing of incidents regarding abuse which were being brushed under the carpet and felt that something had to be done to raise the awareness of abuse within the minority ethnic communities, which spurred him towards the decision of inviting various organisations and friends to sit round the table and think of the concept which is now roshni. Ali is committed to helping roshni achieve its aims and helping as many children as possible to have a positive childhood experience.
- NSPCC: Advisory Board Member
- DCYPPC: Dundee Children and Young Persons Protection Committee, Board Member
- CRBS: Central Registered Body in Scotland, Stakeholder Board Member
- Education Scotland: Her Majesty Inspectorate for Education Lay Member
- GCVS: Glasgow Council for Voluntary Sector, Board Member
- GCVS: Audit Committee Member
Asim Khan* – Trustee
Asim owns and manages a leading Employment Law consultancy firm. Asim has been involved with roshni since its inception and been instrumental in managing the strategic growth of roshni over the past four years. A keen after-dinner speaker and contributor to law trade journals, Asim is married with three young children; he believes strongly in giving something back to the community and industry which he serves.
Sadia Fatima is a medical doctor from Pakistan presently based in Glasgow. She is currently doing her PhD in human nutrition from University of Glasgow. She earned this PhD as a part of the Government of Pakistan’s scholarship program for Khyber Medical University Peshawer. Despite a choice of multiple career options in the field of basic medical sciences she opted to carry out her PhD in child nutrition. Sadia believes strongly in the ethos of Roshni and is a committed to helping children and young people.
Jawad Akbar – Trustee
A young man with an extremely bright future. Jawad has been actively involved in community work and volunteering for the past four years. A former member of the Scottish Youth Parliament and UK Young Ambassador, Jawad is currently studying Chartered Accountancy
Maureen Honan – Trustee
Maureen Honan has been associated with roshni for many years. Maureen has always supported the work of roshni and has a special interest in the protection of children and young people.
* no relation