Who is on the Panel?

Following the selection process, seven applicants were successfully appointed for a term of two years.  Membership of the panel is extremely diverse and a true representation of the culturally diverse local communities being served:


 Panel Members

 Ms Bushra Ali
Founder and Managing Director at Bushra Ali Solicitors, Bushra has served as part of a number of Boards and Law Society Committees and has undertaken extensive community impact work, regularly lead on campaigns and regularly delivers leadership training
 Miss Emma Hart

A Manager in a global consulting firm, Emma has a wealth of experience in understanding and overcoming complex challenges against multi-agency landscapes.  Acting as a trusted advisor to improve service delivery within safeguarding, welfare and corporate services.  Emma is also a Trustee to the Board for Women's Aid (Leicestershire).

 Ms Jawaahir Daahir

A senior qualified social Worker with over 22 years' experience in the social care sector in services delivery and management for vulnerable children, adults and families.  Acknowledged locally, regionally and nationally for hard work and effort in supporting local disadvantaged children, families and communities.

 Dr Louise Bradley

A Research Fellow with a PhD in Social psychology and currently working at the Safer Young Lives Research Centre, University of Bedfordshire.  For the past four years Louise's research has been in the field of sexual violence and improving services and outcomes for those affected by sexual violence.

Mr Matthew Youngs

A Graduate Management Trainee for Loughborough University and co-lead on an organisation wide review of due diligence, in departments.  Matthew holds roles of Trustee and Directorships at National Association of Nightlines, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and Loughborough University Council.

Mrs Meena Kumari


A self-employed Safeguarding, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Abuse Trainer/Consultant.  Meena is currently working to deliver training with various agencies, including Safelives, SAFELINE and Sarah Wigley Associates.  Meena has previously been the Organisational Lead for Safeguarding (Adults and Children), National Lead for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence and the Lead for EDI at Victim Support.

Mr Vipal Karavadra


Founder and Director of Fluid Funding Limited, focusing on planning, launching and growing a whole of the market finance commercial brokerage.  Vipal is currently a Non-Executive Director for Leicester Partnership Trust (LPT), a Board Member for the Leicester asian Business Association (LABA) and an Enterprise Partner - LLEP Mentor at the Princes Trust.  Vipal is also a Trustee for Rainbows Hospice.