People

The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP

Patron
Member of Parliament for Chingford & Woodford Green
Iain was elected Member of Parliament for Chingford in 1992, and he was re-elected in 1997 as Member of Parliament for the re-drawn constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green. Iain was promoted to William Hague’s Shadow Cabinet in 1997, serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security and in 1999 as the Shadow Defence Secretary. 

In 2001, Iain was elected Leader of the Conservative Party. After stepping down in 2003, he set up the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), an independent think tank committed to tackling poverty and social breakdown. Iain worked tirelessly as Chairman of the CSJ until the 2010 General Election, when he was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He served in this position until March 2016. Iain remains the Member of Parliament for Chingford and Woodford Green.

Mr Rishi Sunak MP

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Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks)
Rishi Sunak was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 9 January 2018.
Rishi went to Winchester College and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University (USA) where he studied for his MBA.

Ms. Nus Ghani MP

Patron
Member of Parliament for Wealden
Serving as Member of Parliament for Wealden since 2010. Appointed Parliamentary Under- Secretary at the Department of Transport and Assistant Whip at the Treasury in 2018.

Mr Tom Tugendhat MBE MP

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Member of Parliament for Tonbridge and Malling
Tom Tugendhat was elected as Member of Parliament for Tonbridge and Malling in 2015 and was re-elected in 2017. On his return to Parliament, he was elected to be Chair of the influential Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

Dr. Prem Sharma OBE

Founder and Patron
Dr. Prem Sharma, OBE has worked tirelessly in providing a platform for the Asian people.He is a pioneer in many ways and took initiative in promoting young Asian people in many areas most notably in politics. The result of which you see today, a dinner, in honour of the first Asian Home Secretary of State Rt. Hon’ble Sajid Javid, MP and many other Asians who are now MP’s and Ministers.

Mr Anil Sharma

Patron
A senior community and business leader. A long-standing executive committee member of the Punjabi Society of The British Isles. He has mentored up and coming entrepreneurs and prospective young British Indians who have a future in representing the community either in local government or parliament.

Dr Ravi Gidar

Patron
Having qualified as a pharmacist in 1981 Ravi took on a position of relief manager for Boots. From here building up a chain of 10 pharmacies within the South east.

Dr Atul Pathak OBE

Patron
Atul Pathak is one of the UK’s most successful franchise entrepreneurs. Arriving from India in 1984, he opened his first restaurant in 2003 and now employs more than 3,000 staff who between them will serve over 28 million customers this year.

Mr Tejinder Sekhon

Patron
Tejinder is a self-made award-winning entrepreneur; he has founded two start-ups, which have become multi-million pound companies. He strongly believes in doing business with consciousness: his development company “Redsky Homes” is renowned for both sustainable and ethical development. Tejinder is a philanthropist at heart and has done considerable charitable work in Odhisa and Punjab.