Naaz Coker, the chair of the Refugee Council’s Board of Trustees, has been included in the Asian Power 100, a list of the most influential and successful members of the British Asian community.
The Institute of Asian Professional’s list of the UK’s 100 most-influential Asians is the first of its kind and was officially launched last Thursday, 01 September, in London.
The Asian Power 100 catalogues Naaz’s many achievements and important roles including her work at The King’s Fund, her position as Chair of the St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, and her time as Chair of the Refugee Council for the last eight years. She has written widely on racism and ethnic health inequalities in the NHS and on the plight of refugees and asylum seekers in the West.
Earlier this year, Naaz also received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Leeds Metropolitan University. She was awarded the Doctorate to honour her service to the NHS and for her work with refugees and asylum seekers.