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Dr Ambreen Shah is a Trustee at Smallwood Trust and Charity Bank.  Equity, diversity and inclusion are key drivers for her non-exec work, in particular shifting power to people with lived experience. She is currently championing board shadowing as one way to support a greater diversity of people in the charity governance space. 


She has worked in the not for profit sector for over 20 years, funding and supporting a wide range of charities to achieve maximum impact for their beneficiaries.  She brings knowledge of policy, communications, grant funding and social/evaluative research and extensive experience  of working with senior stakeholders and strategy development.  Much of her experience has been drawn from her senior roles at the National Lottery Community Fund and Design Council.


Education has been a strong thread in her life and she has a PhD and is currently studying for a coaching qualification.   She is a mother of two and is currently living in London.

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