MMP Education Committee chair Bushra Nasir appointed as deputy lieutenant for London

Congratulations to our Education Committee chair, Bushra Nasir, on her appointment as deputy lieutenant for Greater London. More information can be found on the Greater London Lieutenancy website.

Bushra Nasir CBE was a secondary headteacher with 20 years’ experience at Plashet School in the London Borough of Newham before retiring in December 2012. She was the first Muslim female headteacher of a secondary school in the UK. In 2003, she was awarded a CBE for her services to education and in 2005 won the ‘Asian Professional Woman of the Year’ award. She served on the General Teaching Council from 2000 to 2005 and was president of the Muslim Teachers’ Association for six years. In 2006, Bushra was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East London for her services to education; in 2007 she received a Fellowship from Queen Mary College London.