Mohammed Ali OBE is the founder and chief executive of Bradford based QED Foundation ethnic community economic development charity, which he set up in 1990. He is also, or has recently been, a member of the DWP Ethnic Minority Employment Advisory Group; ACEVO North Advisory Board; Home Office Earned Citizenship Strategic Advisory Group; European Integration Forum; Appointments Commissions Equality and Diversity Forum; Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review College.
Mohammed has also held many other appointments over the past twenty years including Bradford PCT, West Yorkshire Learning and Skills Council, National Consumer Council Advisory Group, Bradford University Council, Bradford School of Management, Institute Of Directors (Yorkshire Region) and the BBC Northern Region Forum.
Mohammed has experience of working with diverse communities throughout the UK and has participated in seminars in Europe, Canada and Asia on ethnic minority issues. He won Professor Handy's Alchemist Award, an honorary doctorate from Bradford University, an OBE in 2001 and has been a previous finalist in the Personality of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Principal of the Year categories of the UK Charity Awards.