Mansoor Shah

Biography

Mansoor Shah is a Trustee and the Chairman of AIMS International. His particular strengths are in developing strategies and governance. Mansoor is currently appointed as an Independent Police Misconduct Panel Member. He has over 40 years’ experience in health and social care sector as a practitioner, manager and an academic. He has undertaken a wide range of local, national research projects. Mansoor has tutored undergraduates, postgraduates and supervised PHD students. He has delivered consultancies and evaluations in the health and social care fields. He was an approved assessor for the General Social Care Council and acted as an external assessor/examiner on a number of Mental Health ASW (Approved Social Work) Programmes and Postgraduate studies. He has a strong record of addressing equality and diversity issues. He was a non-executive Director of a large Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and chaired the Human Resources Committee. As a Trustee Director for a national and regional Black Health Charity, health inequality was always on the top of his agenda. Mansoor also played an active role in the Train the Trainers Programme and was involved nationally with CSIP (Care Services Improvement Partnership) in implementation of the Mental Health Act 2007. For a number of years he was a Committee Member of North West Regional Committee Rethink (Mental Health Charity) and its Board member of SRC (Services Resources Committee). At present he is a School Governor for Phillips High School and chair their Curriculum Sub-Committee and has a number of additional Governor SEN (special education needs) responsibilities regarding this role. Mansoor is an excellent writer and a poet. In his own words, “As a writer I have a particular interest of cultural enrichment with an inclusive approach of shared values that enhance and enrich our life’s journey! The works of Sufi writers and the English romantics influence my writings of esoteric poems in a simple poetic stanza. I try humbly on their philosophy of encouraging deeper thought and exploring ourselves spiritually in the context of self-improvement”. Mansoor has lived all his life in Manchester and he is very proud to be a Mancunian, with all its cultural, scientific and literary heritage.