Naaz Coker


[Birth year to be confirmed] Naaz Coker will be particularly remembered by British Muslims for leading the Muslim Council of Britain's Leadership Development Programme, which, since 2003, has inspired men and women to excel and give service to the public good. Naaz Coker's career in the public and voluntary sectors spanned forty five years. From 2003 to 2011, she was the Chair of St George's Healthcare NHS Trust. She was a Non Executive Director on the National Audit Office Board as well as a trustee of The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, C3 Collaborating for Health and the Clore Social Leadership Programme. During her two decades in the NHS she held many leadership roles ranging from Pharmaceutical and Clinical Director to General Manager of an acute hospital in London. She had written widely on leadership and management, racism and ethnic health inequalities in the NHS. She has held numerous voluntary appointments including Chair of the British Refugee Council, Chair of Shelter, a trustee and deputy Chair of the RSA. Naaz grew up in Tanzania and completed her University studies in the UK. She has a Master's degree from the University of London and MBA from the Open University. She was awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Leeds Metropolitan University in 2005 and Birmingham City University in 2007. In November 2009, she was awarded the lifetime achievement award in the Lloyds TSB Jewel Awards for her contribution to public life.

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