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About Tariq

Tariq was born and educated in London and currently as Director of Marketing & Corporate Strategy heads up Sucden’s marketing, corporate strategy and research areas. He also has executive responsibility for Russia and the CIS Region and heads up the firm’s fund divison. He is a member of Sucden Financial’s executive team and leads on all aspects of strategic development for the firm...

After graduating with a business degree, specialising in finance and investment, he joined NatWest Group and spent 10 years with the bank in frontline banking and various strategic and marketing roles. This included a pivotal role in the product marketing and promotion of the banks’ euro product and service proposition in the run up to the introduction of the single currency in 1999. Tariq was then appointed Senior Manager, External Marketing for NatWest, being promoted into the role of Head of Marketing – Corporate Banking & Financial Markets after the takeover by the Royal Bank of Scotland. In September 2000, Tariq moved to Alliance Capital (Bernstein) the large US investment and funds group, as Vice President – Director, Marketing Communications and Public Relations looking after all marketing and media activities in the EMEA Region coordinating the activities of 8 different offices. Tariq joined Sucden in March 2004.

Tariq is an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Community work

School Governor – Wimbledon Park School (2003 – 2006) Served on the management board of a local primary school in Wimbledon and was involved with overseeing the school budget and other key policy and programmes.

National Vice President – Youth association – (AMYA-UK) –(2003- current)
Senior Vice President for a national Muslim youth association of over 5000 members, delivering and co-ordinating a variety of educational, charitable and sporting programmes. Member of the national executive, and Chairman for several charitable projects and programmes including a national charity walk as well the annual youth festival.

These charity events have raised thousands of pounds for local hospitals and children's charities. He has also led 'feeding the homeless' initiatives in London and is editor of the association's magazine.

He enjoys writing, travelling and relaxing in the company of friends and family.

Tariq's Political Experience

Current roles
Vice chairman Conservative Party (Cities) Tariq was appointed to this role by David Cameron in 2008 and his brief covers the important area of cities and Communities.

Cabinet Member Community Safety and Engagement (Current)
London Borough of Merton

Tariq has been local councillor since 2002 in Wimbledon (LB Merton) for the Wimbledon Park ward

Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Engagement (current)
Community partnerships, including specific focus on voluntary sector. Management of grants to community groups. Chairing Grants Committee and Merton Compact Board. Development of CDZs, ensuring licensing policy and its consequences work in the interest of all citizens. Reducing the threat of crime and anti-social behaviour in Merton and working closely with Police and Community Safety partnerships.

Leading on community engagement, including Community Plan, and tackling youth offending. Engaging young people in the life of the community e.g. Youth Parliament and their responsibilities as part of the whole community.

Previous Roles

Cabinet Member Environment & Transport: London Borough of Merton-(2006-2008) Involved with LIP process with TFL and also managed all elements of transport and parking related matters for the Borough including CPZs. My brief also extended to cover all street management matters, refuse and recycling collections, parks and opens spaces. Led on the delivery of the Climate change strategy for Merton in 2008.

Deputy Chairman London Councils –Transport & Environment Committee (2006-2008)

Parliamentary Candidate General Election 2005 - Conservative Party – Croydon North Organised all campaign activities – including leading canvassing, community liaison and fundraising. Also involved in public debates to audiences of 250 people and acted as a party media spokesman.

Deputy Chairman - Wimbledon Conservative Association (1997-2002)
Organisation of campaigns and political and fundraising events

Associate of the Institute of Financial Services and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Specialist areas

Environment, London transport based issues, Community cohesion Kashmir, BME youth issues Macro- economic issues /Commodity markets.