UK director of Islamic Relief steps down

25 September 2015

Jehangir Malik, UK director of Islamic Relief, will be leaving the charity at the end of the month after 23 years at the organisation and eight years at its helm.

Malik is leaving the international development charity to join International Inspiration, a charity that forms part of the Olympic Legacy which uses sport to promote education, human rights and gender equality in the developing world. He will begin work on 1 October as CEO of the charity.

Malik, who started as an Islamic Relief volunteer in 1992 and became national fundraising director in 2003, before being promoted to UK director in 2006, remains a board member of the Muslim Charities Forum, and of Acevo.

He said he is departing now after a “wonderfully long and lengthy career” at the charity, feeling he is leaving the organisation in good hands, and said he is ready to go on and try something new.

The role of interim UK director at Islamic Relief UK is being taken up by Imran Madden, who is currently head of the humanitarian department at Islamic Relief Worldwide.

Speaking about his appointment, Madden said: “I’m very excited about this role. Jehangir has left a big legacy from his time at Islamic Relief, and I’m looking forward to building on the great work of Jehangir and his team.”