- Her Excellency Dr Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani - Education
Dr Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani
Dr Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani is the chairperson and founder of Al Faleh Educational Group which has made its mark in Qatar as a pioneering educational entity that provides educational products and services of the highest quality. Three schools, including Doha Academy, fall under the group’s umbrella, all of which carry the hall mark of excellence associated with Al Faleh Educational Group. Al Faleh Training Centre is also a member of the group; it is a centre that offers teacher-training courses. AFG College with the University of Aberdeen was launched in 2017 as the first British University offering Undergraduate degrees in Qatar.
Dr Sheikha Aisha also serves as a founding member of the board of Patrons of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists. WCMP is a global network of donors, foundations, and socially responsive corporations established to advance effective and accountable giving. WCMP mobilises financial and human resources to address global issues and advance efficient philanthropy.
Dr Sheikha Aisha served as a member of Qatar Supreme Education Council appointed in 2006, serving two terms until 2014. The Supreme Education Council is the highest educational authority in Qatar and its members were drawn from Qatar and international top leaders in government, business and academia.
Dr Sheikha Aisha served on the Board of Directors of Reach Out to Asia from its inception in 2005 till 2016, ROTA is a charity initiative founded by H. E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani which, in addition to giving aid to areas in need, is looking at ways to support schools in different Asian countries to help them reach the ‘Education For All’ goals set by the UNESCO. ROTA is based in Qatar.
Dr Sheikha Aishai also served on the board of directors of Zaytuna in the United States from 2006 till 2013. Zaytuna College is the first Muslim liberal arts college in the United States, it began in 1996 as Zaytuna Institute in Hayward, California. It was co-founded by Hamza Yusuf and Hesham Alalusi.
Dr Sheikha Aisha was chosen as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world for the year 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 in a book released annually by George Town University’s Centre for Muslim-Christian understanding and the Royal Islamic Strategic Centre in Jordan.
Dr Sheikha Aisha has combined her interests in Education and Business. After graduating from the University of Qatar with a Bachelor in Education and a Bachelor in English Literature (with distinction), Doctor Sheikha Aisha went on to get a Master in Business Administration from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, then received a PhD from Cass Business School in the United Kingdom in the area of ‘Corporate Governance’.
- Eve Pollard OBE - Wellbeing of Women
Eve Pollard OBE
Eve Pollard is often referred to as ‘The First Lady of Fleet Street’. She was one of the first female editors of a national newspaper in the UK, editing the Sunday Mirror from 1987-1991 and the Sunday Express from 1991-1994.
In 1985 Eve was launch editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine in the US and edited the Sunday magazine for the News of the World and You Magazine for the Mail on Sunday.
With regard to her TV career she was the features editor for TV AM and also devised the series Frocks-on-the-Box for TVS and this series ran for two series, twenty six shows in total. She also appeared as a regular participant in Through the Keyhole.
She has been a guest panellist on Loose Women several times and is regularly seen reviewing the newspapers.
Eve was ITV’s correspondent for the Royal Wedding of William and Catherine in 2011 and was part of the ITV team again in 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee coverage and has reported on the births of the Royal babies and in recent weeks the new engagement. She also put together a programme for BBC Radio 2 about the Queen’s favourite music.
Eve has been a member of the Competition Commission’s Newspaper Takeover Panel appointed in 1999. Her publications include Jackie, a biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1971), and four jointly written novels: Splash (1995) Best of Enemies (1996), Double Trouble (1997) and Unfinished Business (1998)
Eve was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.
She has been Vice-Chairman of the women’s health charity Wellbeing of Women since 2003 and was Chairman of the BBC Radio 4 panel naming the UK’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2013.
- Ann Moulds - Action Against Stalking
Ann’s professional background is in Psychology and Clinical Behavioural Psychotherapy, adult training and development. She has worked within the NHS, voluntary sector and private practice.
Ann’s award winning national and international campaign Action Scotland Against Stalking (ASAS), launched in 2009, has contributed to some major breakthroughs and ground breaking initiatives, most notably the introduction of the ‘Offence of Stalking’ sec 39 Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scot) Act 2010, the introduction of two new offences of stalking into England & Wales and the 1997 Harassment Act, and in 2011, the introduction of stalking under item 34 of Council of Europe’s European Convention (Istanbul Treaty) Ratified on 1st August 2014, places a requirement on European member states to recognise stalking as a specific crime.
Ann has gained the support of policy makers, Government officials, the Crown Office, Police Scotland, victim support agencies, NHS and education officials towards ensuring the successful implementation of the legislation is supported by state cooperation. In 2014 the COPFS and Police Scotland raised the profile of Stalking to a priority-listed crime.
She continues to deliver training to: police, criminal justice professionals, government funded bodies, educational institutions and victim support agencies across Scotland as well as on the international stage. She has presented as a key speaker at conferences and seminars across the country and on the European platform and has been instrumental in progressing the issue of stalking across European Countries. She has consulted on many developments in Scotland and abroad regarding stalking and improving response to victims.
- Dr Isobel Cameron - Mental Health
Dr Isobel Cameron
Isobel Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen. For over two decades she has conducted health services research with an emphasis on mental health. She has focussed particularly on the recognition and treatment of depression.