Hanif Malik OBE
Hanif is currently employed as the Director of The Park Lane Foundation and was previously the Chief Executive of The Hamara Centre in Leeds and then Chief Operating Officer of an International Humanitarian Charity. He has over 20 years’ experience of operating at a strategic level having been a Non-Executive Director of several boards, most recently being appointed to the board of Karbon Homes (a £130million turnover Housing Association) and as Chair of Impact Hub Bradford
Having developed and implemented a plethora of community related projects across health, sport, young people’s work and regeneration during his career, Hanif has a significant understanding of BME related issues, Inter-Faith work and community engagement processes.
He has previously completed a six-year period as on the national Sport England Board (a Government Ministerial appointment), where he was also Chair of the Project Committee and the Board lead for Equality & Diversity.
His work on inclusion and diversity stretches back over the past two decades and he is a certified practioner in this regard with the National Centre of Diversity. This is augmented through his significant experience of working alongside grassroots BAME communities in a number of varied roles.
In addition to his paid role, he is currently an Ambassador at the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund in Leeds and a board member at Yorkshire County Cricket Club (where he became the first individual of BME origin to be appointed to the board in the 153 year history of the club)
His prolonged period of working alongside and supporting communities at a local, regional and national level was recognised in July 2014 through being awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Leeds Beckett University for ‘services to the public’ and on receiving an OBE in the Queens Honours for ‘Services to the Community’ in June 2016.