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.
Salma, Events and Admin Coordinator
Salma is MCF’s Events & Admin Coordinator. She has worked in the charity sector for over 10 years providing executive and operational support. Previously serving at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the British Red Cross and Islamic Relief UK. Salma has an interest in grass-roots community organisations having volunteered for The Woman’s Trust, trained as a mentor for Mosaic’s Young Offender programme and supported Solace (for Revert Muslim Women). She has a degree in Psychology and L3 training in Counselling Skills.
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.
Bashir Ibrahim, Advocacy & Communications Lead
Bashir began his interest in International Development when he accompanied an INGO to India to work with Tamil refugees in 2014. He then went on to work for Islamic Relief UK across many functions, including Supporter Care, Marketing and External Relations and Advocacy. Bashir has also worked at Islam Channel on their News and Current Affairs Desk, before moving onto the prominent People’s Vote campaign in Westminster, as a Campaigns Lead.
Suneer Fida, Membership Coordinator
Suneer has been working at a grant making charity based in London as their Office Manager and joined the NGO sector 10 years ago. Suneer has worked with various organisations including Islamic Relief, The New Entrepreneurs Foundation and Qatar Charity. She has the entrepreneurial experience of setting up and running her own business in the tutoring sphere, where she both taught students & hired and connected tutors to students in London. A self-confessed productivity-nut, Suneer has continued professional development. Since graduating with a BSc Biomedical Science from Queen Mary University, Suneer has taken up courses in AAT Accounting, Prince2 Project Management and Grant Making, amongst others.
Francesca Floris, Digital Content Officer
Francesca previously interned with MCF through our Future Leaders Programme, and upon the end of her internship became a part of the core team as the Special Events Officer, before taking up her current role as Digital Content Officer. Francesca completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. She currently works on a remote consultancy basis one day a week whilst she pursues her Masters in History at Queens University Belfast
FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAMME INTERNS
Our current future leader interns: Anas, Aya and Farah.
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.