Fozia Irfan Advisory group member
Fozia is Director of Children and Young People at Children in Need. Prior to this, she was Director for a major national funder and philanthropy consultant, specialising in equitable funding distribution and investment. Fozia was awarded the national 'Rising Star CEO' award by the National Charity Times and voted one of the 25 Most Influential Charity Leaders in the sector. She set up the groundbreaking Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coalition of foundations, leading fifteen major national foundations including Comic Relief and Children in Need, in the implementation of more effective and equitable grantmaking strategies.
She completed a Masters in Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment at Cass Business School with Distinction covering and is a keynote speaker at national conferences and specialist foundation events, covering topics such as leadership, equity and philanthropy. NED of Fair4All Finance and former Trustee of the Association of Charitable Foundations. She was appointed Leadership Fellow in 2019 and Churchill Fellowship in 2020. Fozi is a visiting Lecturer at Cass Business School on the Charity Management Masters Programme,