The PATH Yorkshire Team
An inspiring, innovative and experienced Third Sector Director with a proven track record of achievements and leading multi-cultural teams within the not-for-profit sector in UK and other countries. Passionate about his work and always eager to raise the bar; he is an expert in turning big ideas into reality. Daniel has a keen interest in political and social issues, enjoys walking in the Yorkshire Dales and an enthusiastic cook of Mediterranean food.
A message from our CEO
Welcome to PATH Yorkshire!
For over 30 years, we have worked to inspire and empower Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Migrant individuals through projects and programmes to develop their skills and enhance their chances in life.
PATH Yorkshire promotes inclusion and community cohesion, addresses under-representation and disadvantages in the labour market, and collaboratively work with employers from all sectors to improve their workforce diversity.
As an organisation, we have a team of diverse talents and specialist skills working together to provide our services to local communities in Leeds and some parts of the Yorkshire region.
Business & Project Manager
A Business Management and Theology graduate, with extensive years of work in business development and marketing in the private sector. Also worked in the education sector, now enjoys strategic work in developing initiatives to mobilise communities and address socio-economic disadvantages of individuals.
Responsible for day-to-day accounting and finance management for over a decade at PATH; effectively manages multiple administrative responsibilities in a busy environment and works with the monitoring and quality assurance team. Enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with family.
Educated at Leeds Metropolitan and Huddersfield University in ICT and Education, with 20 years of dedicated passion on enabling people to achieve their goals; has excellent track record of engaging with employers and stakeholders, ICT skills in networking and desktop applications. Loves to play and watch basketball when time permits.
Employability Project Officer
Lead Project Keyworker
Passionate about empowering vulnerable people, Megan is a motivated Language graduate with a lifetime of involvement in community development. She is fascinated by languages and cultures and has worked for several years in the third sector with people from all walks of life, both in the UK and abroad.
A Business graduate, fluent in Arabic language and culture. A highly motivated Egyptian woman, with substantial experience and excellent skills in socialising and communicating with people from different backgrounds. Passionate in helping and supporting migrants to engage with the local community and build brighter futures for their families. Enjoys driving, cooking and natural views.
An experienced ESOL teacher with a background in community learning, and a Masters in Education, Gender and Citizenship. Has taught English from beginners to advanced, focusing on language that learners need to find work, volunteer and feel part of a community. Previously helped develop ‘Steps to Settlement’ ESOL programme for refugees and asylum seekers. Worked in social policy research and project management linked to equality, education and young people in the UK and Europe, before returning to teaching in Leeds. Enjoys the outdoors and voluntary youth work with Woodcraft groups.
A multilingual Law graduate, qualified in Education and Training. Languages, Arts and Culture are his forte. He aims to help others with the opportunity to live in the community and be valued for their uniqueness and abilities, like everyone else.
Finance and Admin Assistant
A multi-lingual admin and finance assistant, speaks Bengali and Hindi. Has a keen interest in learning and developing skills. Likes visiting places and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Project Support Worker
With a passion for technology and IT, Elliot delivers digital skills classes and provide support to projects supporting refugees and migrants towards employment, education or training.
An organised and highly motivated person with years of experience in Education and Health. Completed postgraduate studies in Biochemistry. Passionate about community development work and keen to learn new skills. Enjoys working with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
An International Relations Graduate from University of Leeds, passionate about supporting individuals to reach their potential. Georgia’s role at PATH involves supporting individuals on a one-to-one and group basis to establish their career goals, plan steps to achieve them and develop employability skills. Also passionate about using football to support social inclusion and challenge discrimination as well as being a keen football player!
Board of Trustees
John worked for Yorkshire Bank for 25 years in a wide variety of roles and is a former Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. In 1999 he moved to work in Further Education at Park Lane and Leeds City College in Leeds. His work there involved the development and implementation of a Development and Training Strategy for the College and subsequently leading the development of the College’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategies.
In her current position within Yorkshire Ambulance, she has been championing and supporting people development with a focus on increasing equality of opportunity for learning. With a natural ability to think laterally and creatively to provide the most appropriate and engaging development methods, colleagues described her as having an ‘infectious positive energy and supportive leadership style’.
Caroline has over thirty years management experience within both the statutory and third sector. Her experience includes project management of equality-focused demand-led recruitment initiatives working with a variety of employers and championing the development of strategies to improve the diversity of the workforce within NHS. Caroline is passionate about addressing inequalities related to employment, health and wellbeing.
Noushin is founder and CEO at “Moonlight Trust” and has successfully designed and delivered Intentional Humanitarian Relief Projects in Turkey, Greece, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Palestine and Israel. From managing boat rescue missions at the Greek Island of Lesvos for Syrian refugees to working in official and unofficial refugee camps she is someone who likes to get her hands dirty! This contribution was recognised at the highest level from local communities to members of Parliament House and mainstream media (BBC)! Noushin is also Trustee at White Ribbon UK which is world’s largest campaign against domestic abuse towards Women and has played an integral part in policy making and providing strategic leadership to redevelop the strategy. In her current role at Leeds Beckett University working as part of Graduate Future team she has supported students and graduates to achieve their career prospects and professional development providing guidance and advice on daily basis. She loves technology and is fascinated by Social Media and has successfully progressed with her Social Media Business from delivering workshops for students/graduates to helping business ranging from range of industries including food and retail!
Dr. Razaq Raj is an internationally renowned academic with over sixteen years higher education experience of teaching and research in UK, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany and China and South Korea. He is Principal Lecturer in Strategic and Financial Management and is a Visiting Professor at the Kedge Business School, France and University of Vitez, Bosnia.
With over a decade of experience teaching in secondary education, Sula is committed to improving the lives of young people through education. In this time, Sula has taught a range of subjects in both Mainstream and Special Educational settings, whist also taking on middle management positions. Sula believes that education is key to improving life chances and as part of this is committed to a holistic approach whereby schools work closely and proactively with all those involved with young people. In her spare time Sula enjoys reading, running and cooking.
Stuart initially qualified as a Mechanical and Production Engineer, however since 1988 he has been working in the Financial Services sector as a Business Quality and Risk Manager as well as being the owner and proprietor of a small Financial Advisory business.
His experience involves recruitment, training and developing businesses as well as understanding KPI’s and avoiding potential risks to businesses.
He is also the treasurer of a long standing local community organisation in Leeds.
Waseem Tahir is a Professionally Qualified Accountant and a Certified Director. He has track record in consistently and effectively delivering services in accounting, financial management, budget and planning, cash flow management, financial reporting, corporate, tax, auditing and human resource. He has worked at senior managerial positions with public sector, charitable originations, and international donors. Currently he is associated with a renowned company of Chartered Certified Accountants in Leeds.