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Farah Nazeer

CEO - Women’s Aid

A policy, advocacy, public affairs, campaigns, and communications professional, Farah Nazeer has over 20 years of professional executive management experience in the voluntary sector, including five directorships. Much of Farah’s work has been on women’s rights, with a proven history of success in policy and public campaigning at local, national, and international levels.

In Farah’s previous role, she served on the senior leadership team at Action Aid UK as the Deputy Director of Advocacy, working to end gender-based violence and ensure women’s economic rights. Prior to Action Aid, Farah worked for Lumos, an organisation whose mission is to end the institutionalisation of children globally by 2050, as their Special Advisor on Advocacy.

Farah was a local authority councillor for almost a decade working on local service provision, health, environment, and accountability. Farah previously worked for Bond, the UK membership organisation for NGOs working on international issues, where she moved from her role as Director of Policy and Campaigns into the position of Joint Interim CEO. Farah has also worked at the Motor Neurone Disease Association as Director of External Affairs and at the Women’s Institute, the largest women’s membership organisation in the UK, as Head of Public Affairs.

Farah joined Women’s Aid as Chief Executive in March 2021.