THE CORE TEAM
Fadi Itani, CEO
Prior to appointment as CEO for MCF, Fadi was the former Deputy Director General of Qatar Charity UK and was the Global Director for Communications and External Relations at Islamic Relief.
He also served as the CEO of Zakat House, a hub for small charities to lay foundations and grow sustainably and responsibly and was seconded to the Humanitarian Forum as the Public Affairs Director.
Fadi has a wealth of experience in the community and charity sector, spanning over 30 years of service. He was the former Executive Director of Muslim Welfare House (MWH) Trust, a national community organisation with 13 branches around the UK.
He contributes regularly to interviews and programmes about humanitarian and social issues for national and international media outlets and was awarded the “Good Citizenship Award” and the “Mayor of Islington’s Civic Award” for servicing the community as well as the Mayor of London Award for his services to the people of London.
Fadi’s vision for MCF is to become the hub for British Muslim Charities where the rich diversity of the British Muslim Community is represented within a growing membership and its Board. As well as supporting the growth of a network which sees collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders including civil society, faith communities, grassroots activist and educational institutes and youth representatives working collaboratively to create a more just and sustainable world at home and abroad.
Dr Atif Imtiaz, Senior Research & Policy Advisor
Dr Atif has been the Academic Director at the Cambridge Muslim College. He has a PhD in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics on ‘Identity and the Politics of Representation: The Case of Muslim Youth in Bradford’. He has worked as an Equality and Diversity manager at NHS Bradford and Airedale, advised Bradford Council on integration and advised the British government on de-radicalisation. He has also published a book on British Muslims called Wandering Lonely in a Crowd.
Muslim Charities Forum is supported by consultant colleagues for specific project delivery.
FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAMME INTERNS
Our Future Leader’s Programme Interns are a central part of MCF’s team. Their dedication and hard work helps to ensure that our events, training and research run the most effectively as possible, whilst they themselves gain skills and knowledge that enable them to develop their future careers further within the wider charity sector.