Imam Hamid QureshiVice Chair
Rosette HeidariehAdministrative Secretary
Barbara CarterMinute Secretary
Deacon Anthony ClarkExecutive Member
Asmina RemtullaExecutive Member
Christina SpybeyExecutive Member
David ClareExecutive Member
Jackie Goymour (WIN)Co-opted Member
PC Ruth Phillips (Metropolitan Police )Co-opted Member
Jeni Osbourne (Community Barnet)Co-opted Member
Hadiya Masieh (Barnet Council)Co-opted Member
Esmond was born and educated in Birmingham graduating from Loughborough Colleges in 1974 as a PE teacher. He commenced his career at Hendon School Barnet until 1977 when he travelled with wife Hilary, on public transport through Europe, Asia to India and Nepal. He then returned to Birmingham as the first Sports Action Community Organiser in the UK, a role which has become a model for inner City sports developments. Es was then appointed as the original Birmingham Jewish Youth and Community Worker, moving to Richmond upon Thames as Principal Youth and Community Officer in 1984. Appointed Director of the Liverpool Jewish Youth & Community Centre in 1986 and for the next 18 years, amongst other responsibilities was elected Chair of the Liverpool Faith Network. This played a significant grass roots role in enabling Liverpool, to achieve the Award of European Capital of Culture.
On his return to London in 2004 to take up an appointment at the Board of Deputies of British Jews as Director of Community Issues where he was involved in many educational and interfaith related issues. Es was then employed as Community Development Manager of Borehamwoood Synagogue the fastest growing Jewish community in London where amongst other roles he initiated and was elected vice chair of the Hertsmere Faith Leaders Forum. He has only recently retired (December 2016) as the Regional Development Manager for Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) a volunteering agency he helped to create whilst at the Board. He now chairs the Barnet Multi Faith Forum
Es is the editor of The Role of Righteous Muslims an educational booklet retelling “lost stories” of Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust – A Faith Matters Production;
Married to Hilary, with two children and 6 Grandchildren.
A lover of all sports and a lifelong Aston Villa sufferer and supporter!)
Trevor Alexander serves as Co-Chair of the Barnet Multi Faith Forum. He is the Forum’s representative from Middlesex University. As Christian and a lay minister in the Church of England he has served in various capacities in both ecumenical and interfaith groups during the past ten years
Imam Hamid Qureshi
Imam Hamid was born and raised a Finchlean having attended the Madrasa at 36 Long Lane (where the Masjid used to be) and secondary school at Christ’s College Finchley.
Having finished his secular education, Imam Hamid began to pursue an understanding of the Islamic disciplines by travelling to Cairo, Egypt, and joining Al Azhar University. He received a diploma from the Islamic Missions College, Al Azhar, in Islamic Studies. He then went on to complete a degree in Islamic Law at Al Azhar University and, thereafter, undertake a Masters in Islamic Political Science.
Imam Hamid has since returned to Finchley, delivering intensive courses, detailed seminars and inspirational talks. He has recently taken up the position as Director of IANL.
Outside of work, Imam Hamid enjoys reading, playing football, and cycling in the afternoons.
Barbara Carter is Secretary to the Forum. Her professional background is in HR and she currently runs a consultancy providing HR advice to small companies and charities. Having lived in Barnet for many years, she has been involved in various volunteering activities through the Jewish community – currently as an Advisor at Resource, a community employment advice service and previously as a founder of a communal welfare network.
In her spare time, she enjoys criss-crossing the Atlantic to visit her children and grandchildren in the USA and Canada and, when in the UK, the more relaxing pursuits of theatre, bridge and yoga.