Nadia’s professional career started at John Lewis Partnership on a management scheme which led to pursuing an MSc in HR Management from Sheffield Hallam University. Having obtained her qualifications, she led a successful career both in HR and Operations Management in the NHS, both primary and secondary sector, followed by HR Director role in the Middle East and finally joining the Civil Service as a HR Deputy Director.
She switched from the client space to the ES as she is passionate about helping organisations recruit leaders that represent the society we live in and will be leaders that future generations aspire to follow. She is authentic and has a natural and open approach that allows candidates to be authentic and transparent through the recruitment process; thus, allowing them to bring their A game to the table.
One of her proudest moments (but there are many more) is when her team was nominated at the (CS) annual awards in the innovation category for a simple but far-reaching impact on dispelling micro aggression by spelling names phonetically.
As a first-generation Muslim woman who has navigated through the labyrinth of hierarchy structures Nadia is always willing to share her insight on her career to date and mentors and coaches women from similar socio-economic backgrounds.
Nadia is a Trustee at a charity (MASH) that looks after sex workers in Manchester, some of the most marginalised women in society.