Aga Khan Foundation (UK) has a two-tiered governance structure, with both a Board of Directors and a National Committee.

The Board has overall statutory governance responsibility for Aga Khan Foundation (UK) and maintains an active role in setting Aga Khan Foundation (UK)’s strategy, ensuring its coherence with the direction and activities of the Aga Khan Foundation globally and of the wider Aga Khan Development Network. The National Committee assists the Board in the discharge of its functions.  All National Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors. The Committee fulfills key governance and oversight responsibilities for Aga Khan Foundation (UK), including:

  • Providing ongoing general guidance
  • Compliance with legal and fiscal requirements
  • Overseeing the annual budget so that resources placed under its custody are productively managed, invested and used in furtherance of its best interests

The National Committee generally meets four times a year. A Finance Committee having responsibility for audit and compliance is appointed from among the members of the National Committee and meets monthly.

Board of Directors

  • His Highness the Aga Khan
  • Prince Amyn Aga Khan
  • Guillaume de Spoelberch

National Committee


  • Mahmood Ahmed – Partner, Evans Dodd, Solicitors


  • Abyd Karmali – Managing Director, Climate Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch


  • Habib Motani – Partner and Global Head of Derivatives Practice, Clifford Chance


  • Salimah Currimbhoy – Finance, Aga Khan Development Network
  • Naushad Jivraj (ex officio member) – President, Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom
  • Faaiza Lalji – Director of Planning and Development, Precis Management Services
  • Dr. Gurdofarid Miskinzoda – Head of the Shii Studies Unit, The Institute of Ismaili Studies
  • Munira Nathoo – Director, The Beverley Group
  • Dr. Nacim Pak-Shiraz – Head of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and Senior Lecturer in Film and Persian Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Shainila Pradhan – Deputy Director, The Home Office