Adeeba, a former teacher, is Deputy Chief Executive of the award winning Bradford based charity QED Foundation. Established in 1990, QED supports the eradication of poverty and disadvantage by improving the social and economic circumstances of minority communities by delivering specific programmes and influencing decision makers.
Adeeba has held numerous ministerial and non-ministerial mainstream regional/national board level appointments in the UK over the last 20 years. These include Yorkshire Forward; British Waterways; Advisory Board on Naturalisation and Immigration; The Waterways Trust; National Clinical Assessment Authority; Chair of Yorkshire’s Young Peoples Enterprise Forum; Chair of the National Ethnic Minority Business Forum; a Commissioner for the Women and Work Commission; The National Muslim Women’s Advisory Board; Governor of Sheffield Hallam University and Lapage Primary School; Director of The Northern Ballet, Spirit of Bradford and Century Radio; Member of The Green Deal Panel. Currently she is board member of Bradford Opportunity Area; Member of Nurture Academies Trust; Chair of Hollyns Health & Well-being Practice; Member of Cabinet Office Race Disparity Audit Group; Trustee of PAS (Poverty Alleviation Scholarships) and a Member of a State Honours Committee.
Adeeba has many years of experience as a carer for her mother. In her spare time she enjoys going to concerts, walking , theatre and driving.