Our Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for governing the charity and making sure that it complies with its governing document and constitution.

The Board of Trustees is accountable for the management of the organisation and seeks to ensure the best interest of stakeholders in all management decisions. The Board of Trustees makes balanced and adequately informed decisions, thinking about the long term as well as the short-term strategy.

The Trustees take hands-on roles and apply their unique skills, experience and passion to the day-to-day running of the charity.

The Board of Trustees meets four times a year to support and shape the work and strategic direction of the charity.

 

Sajid Hussain

Sajid Hussain

Chair

Sajid joined the Muslim Women's Sports Foundation as Treasurer in August 2019. He is currently the Head of Finance and Operations at the British Judo Association which is the national governing body of Judo in the UK.  There, he leads the Finance, Membership, Events, IT, and HR Teams and is responsible for all the financial needs and strategy of the Association, regularly reviewing the organisation’s activity and providing robust and accurate financial information to support the Senior Leadership Team and Board. He is also the Finance Director at British Blind Sport which is a registered charity and was created to assist blind and partially sighted adults and children to access opportunities in sport and recreation.

Suliman Rasul

Suliman Rasul

Treasurer

Suliman Rasul is an exceptional IT Product and Solutions Manager. He possess a tremedous wealth of experience working within the private and commercial sectors. His portfolio includes major internation organisations and blue chip companies. He posses a tenacious, productive and genial attitude. He is renowned for his ability to forge and sustaine suucsessfull business relationships. He has taken lead and successfully delivered international development campaigns across multiple markets, regions and cultures. He has an immense passion for working with philanthropic causes and actively seeks to aid and support outreach initiatives.

Lynne Northcott

Lynne Northcott

Trustee

Lynne Northcott, a mother of two teens, is a Child & Adolescent Counsellor by profession, working in an East London secondary school, supporting the students with their mental health. Lynne is also the Director of Jog On, a mental health-focused sports brand providing clothing and sports hijabs as well as educating and facilitating workshops on how to unite the mind and body to improve well-being. Lynne is an avid multi-distance runner, competing in both road and cross-country races and has run two world major marathons. She also enjoys Pilates and cycling. Lynne’s personal mission in life is to promote how mental health can be improved through movement as well as mindful stillness by connecting the mind and body as one. She hopes she can help support the Muslim community to embark on that journey to self-care.

Zainab Alema

Zainab Alema

Trustee

Zainab Alema aka Zee aka The Bulldozer is a neonatal nurse by profession and a rugby player by passion. Zainab has been playing rugby for the past 10 years starting at Ealing Trailfinders rugby club. She currently plays for Barnes RFC. Zainab is passionate about getting more ethnically diverse people into rugby which led her to start Studs in the Mud and also go onto volunteer with the project rugby programme under both Harlequins and Saracens foundation. Through her obvious love of the sport and advocacy for the women's game she has been featured on various sporting platforms namely ITV Sports, The Telegraph, Virtual Rugby Show, Rugby world Mag and many more. Zainab endeavours to be a positive voice for the sport and has hopes to inspire and empower the younger generation.