Born and bred in East London, Maruf is passionate about contributing positively to his local community. He became involved as a resident panel member in order to make a positive difference, to provide local knowledge, represent and empower others and, ultimately, give back to the community.
Maruf holds an MSc in Management and has many years’ experience within the fields of customer service, housing, education and community engagement. Currently working as a Careers Manager in a large secondary school, Maruf also dedicates his time to charity work and is an ardent supporter of Richard House Children's Hospice which is very close to his heart. His interests also include travelling, healthy living, networking and volunteering.