Aftab is the founding Director of Legacy West Midlands. At ease at grass roots work and at senior strategic levels, his career includes work as a senior civil servant, Director of charities and as an entrepreneur. With proven ability to develop relationships that lead to partnership between the public, private and the third sector, Aftab has excellent communication skills with a track record of developing and leading organisations. He is a very competent public speaker who has lectured to international audiences. Over the last three decades, he has worked in the community, as a heritage, well-being and cohesion expert with the ability to engage minority communities in a new and meaningful way. Aftab has developed an excellent track record for raising funds from Lotteries Fund, Public sector, Trusts, Charities and Europe. His qualifications include a Phil Ed in Youth & Community Work, Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies and MSc in Management & Organisational Development.