Balgobin said, ‘we are pleased to appoint Issan to this role. He brings a wealth of voluntary and public sector experience alongside his career-wide commitment to equalities. The Board looks forward to shaping the future of V4CE with our members and working with Issan. Vandna Gohil, our first director, has done so much to develop the reputation and profile V4CE enjoys but we are confident that Issan will be able to meet our high standards.’
Ghazni said, ‘I am excited to take on this opportunity. BME communities across the country are reliant on VCS organisations to meet their needs. The work of V4CE to lead on speaking out for public policy to recognise their needs and to work with government to meet those needs is still vital to ensure a fair and just society.’
Ghazni is an equality and diversity consultant. Interim work includes Director of Regional Operations at Arthritis Care UK and Equality and Diversity Manager at Legal Ombudsman (Ministry of Justice). Ghazni has also been National Diversity Adviser and Head of the Diversity Unit for the Liberal Democat Party.
Ghazni will take up his post on 28th August.