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BECGconversation episode 11: Development in Newham – with Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz

Written by

Ali Craft


The latest politician to appear in our series of London Leaders was Rokhsana Fiaz OBE – Mayor of Newham.

In May 2018, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE was elected as Mayor of Newham, making her the first directly elected female mayor for any London borough. Prior to this, she became a councillor for Custom House Ward, and CEO of an international UNESCO supported charity promoting interfaith and global citizenship across the world. Whilst there, leading a project, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, to support youth leadership globally.

Mayor Fiaz has led large-scale projects for local authorities, the European Commission and the Council of Europe, then in 2009 was honoured with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to Black and Minority Communities within the UK.

If you want to discuss this topic further then please email Ali Craft or call on 020 3697 7643.


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