Mushtaq is Director at Think Inclusive, a consultancy specialising in equality, strategy and inclusive leadership. He has worked for a number of housing and regeneration organisations throughout his career, and was most recently Director of Commercial Partnerships at the Jigsaw Group; this involved overseeing and growing the Group’s non-landlord business activity, with 280 staff and an annual budget of about £15m. He has also worked at a senior level in local authorities for the over fifteen years, including working for large metropolitan councils such as Oldham, Trafford and Lambeth.
Mushtaq is particularly interested in ensuring that disadvantaged communities have access to housing, employment and training opportunities to move forward and achieve their potential. He has experience of a host of regeneration schemes ranging from straightforward homes and environment refurbishment to complex public-private partnership schemes involving new build and community investment. These schemes have sought to address issues such as ethnic segregation through ensuring that the quality and choice of accommodation is enhanced, enabling the creation of more mixed-income communities.