Elinor Chohan MBE DL

Elinor is committed in creating an equitable and cohesive society.

 Recognised with an MBE in the 2018 Queens New Year’s Honours list for services to community cohesion and interfaith dialogue; also, winner of the Muslim Power100 Public Service Excellence Award.

 Founding director of Miri Roshni, an international family charity to benefit society by addressing basic human needs, welfare, education and poverty.

 Chair of Remembering Srebrenica North West Regional Board, a Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government supported initiative with a vision of communities free from hatred, division and intolerance. To achieve this, initiatives and partnerships use lessons from the Srebrenica genocide to promote cohesion.

 Elinor is committed to interfaith dialogue focusing on building bridges between communities through establishing commonalities; she jointly founded Nisa-Nashim in Manchester, a national platform for Jewish and Muslim women and is a member of Altrincham Interfaith Group.

 As Trustee of the British Muslim Heritage Centre, Elinor supports delivering a strategy celebrating Islam’s heritage to be a centre of excellence for learning and development inspiring communities to embrace diversity. Elinor served as governor for Stretford Grammar School as chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and Safeguarding lead for the past 10 years.

 For a decade she was trustee of Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association and has been a mentor for Teach First. Prior to her charitable endeavors Elinor was Resuscitation and Clinical Skills Officer in the NHS also assisting the European Resuscitation Council in establishing training at Hospitals in Greece, Libya and Abu Dhabi.