Trustee Recgnised By Prestigous Body
Everyone at Lisieux Trust extends heartfelt congratulations to Asma Nafees, one of our Trustees on the Board of Directors, for her remarkable achievement in being recognised as one of the ‘Top 50 Influential Muslims in Europe’ by the prestigious EqualityX – Top 50 Inclusive Muslim Employers, Influential Muslims Europe, UK, and Americas Awards for 2023.
This award acknowledges professionals who have consistently made a positive impact, both within their workplace and society at large. Asma shared her sentiments, expressing, ‘I am extremely proud and surprised to have been nominated among such incredible people.’
Asma stood alongside prominent figures such as Zara Mohammed, the youngest, first Scottish, and first female Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, and Karim Chowdhury, vice-president of private banking at Butterfield Group. Notably, last year’s recipients included Dawar Hashmi of the Diversity in Local Government Leadership Network.
Residing in Birmingham, Asma joined the Trust in June 2020, amid the challenges posed by the Covid pandemic, driven by her aspiration to contribute positively to the community.
Her decision to join the Trust was profoundly influenced during a site visit, where she witnessed first-hand the compassionate interactions between our staff and residents.
Asma embarked on her professional journey as a commercial solicitor in private practice and later transitioned into a career in the NHS. Currently serving as the Deputy Customer Account Director for Arden and GEM CSU, she also holds the position of Non-Executive Director with Derbyshire Community Health Services FT.
Her extensive career spans roles such as Chief Analytics Officer, a secondment with NHS England focusing on digital advancements and workforce strategies for Rehabilitation, and leadership positions including Assistant Director of Contracting and Deputy Director of Intelligence, Planning, and Performance within a Clinical Commissioning Group. Her expertise encompasses healthcare contracting, transformation, planning, performance, and business intelligence.
Moreover, Asma fervently advocates for equality, diversity, and inclusivity across all spheres, emphasising the necessity for socially and culturally relevant services to cater to individual needs. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the APNA NHS network, a national staff network boasting over 500 clinical and non-clinical members.
In her limited spare time, Asma dedicates herself to nurturing her four children, aged 15, 13, 11, and 5, and generously offers pro bono legal support within Midlands communities.