Cllr Mehboob Khan

Non-Executive Director
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

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Biography

Mehboob is a senior manager in London Councils, which represents London’s 32 borough councils and the City of London and works closely with Sadiq Khan’s administration and campaign team on policy and borough relations.

Mehboob was elected as the first British Muslim council leader, at Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire. Kirklees is the seventh-largest council in England and, under Mehboob’s leadership, was regarded as the greenest, implementing a transformation programme to improve the quality of services and winning the prestigious LGC Council of the Year.

In 1996, Mehboob was elected as a Kirklees Labour councillor at the age of 27. He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors and has run successful several businesses. His senior national and regional positions include chair of Local Government Yorkshire and Humber, chair of the West Yorkshire Fire Authority, chair of the Safer Communities Board and vice-chair of the Local Government Association. He advised Labour government ministers on public policy, specifically preventing violent extremism and community cohesion.

Mehboob also has 16 years’ experience as an NHS non-executive director, currently as vice-chair of North Middlesex University Hospital Trust and chair of the workforce committee, and a board advisor at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust. He continues to be a local councillor, at Kirklees until 2015, and latterly at the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Twitter: @CllrMehboobKhan