Yaseen has always been a sports fan and as a youngster wanted to be a sports journalist. In recent times, he’s taken up golf and unexpectedly won a beginners tournament and is also playing 5 a side football again and as one of the ‘older’ boys is regularly told that slide tackling isn’t allowed!
In the real world and having missed a career in sports media, Yaseen qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and has over 20 years experience in the property industry and has been running his own regeneration consultancy business since 2011. The consultancy provides bespoke advice across the development cycle to a number of clients with an interest in property development. Prior to setting up his own business, Yaseen held a career in the public sector at both local and regional government, which saw him working on regeneration projects across the UK.
Outside work, Yaseen plays his part in making a difference to young lives. In 2018, he was appointed as a trustee of an academy of primary schools situated across Bradford. Sticking to the sporting theme and for a few years, Yaseen has been helping to run a youth football academy in the inner city of Bradford on most Saturday afternoons.
With respect to Yorkshire, Yaseen has always been proud of his roots and is passionate about his county’s unrivalled landscape and proud of its global brand and reach. On foundation matters, Yaseen wants to play an active part in ensuring it builds on amazing projects like Bradford Park Avenue, which help to bring Yorkshire’s many diverse communities together.