(MSc, ACIEH, IOSH, HRLA, IIRSM, LL.B, PGDip Law)

An entrepreneur and philanthropist that advocates libertarianism. Protecting the rights of minorities by providing human development and governance through third sector initiatives both locally and internationally. Belal is a graduate of humanities and social sciences with a personal and professional interest in International Human Rights law. Belal is determined to fight against the sustained pernicious effect of the government’s legal aid cuts on the poorest in society. Consequently, this is achieved by streamlining access to justice as ‘open source’ within the local community to help those who cannot afford legal assistance through a network of local (pro bono publico) Solicitors.

Belal is passionate about helping others and endeavours to employ strategic thinking to counsel the PDA board. Navigating through difficult times of austerity, making sure informed choices are made to the merits and limitations of the available strategies within the risk panel to improve the lives of the disadvantaged minority ethnic community.

In addition to his work at PDA:

  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) Finance Risk Committee.
  • Investment Management of Press and National Media.
  • Senior Counsel Risk Committee.
  • Director of Education.
  • Investor in People Awards.