As a Public Policy MSc graduate from the University of Glasgow, with previous postgraduate qualifications in Law, Equality and Discrimination, Hala is a keen equalities campaigner who is passionate about football and female participation.
She is currently working as Accessibility & Diversity Manager at FIFA following a spell at the Scottish FA as an Inclusion and Diversity Officer. Hala specialises in using sport to progress needs-orientated sustainable community engagement, development and coordination of social inclusion and integration programmes working with disadvantaged and marginalised communities.
An example of her recent projects has been the development and coordination of cultural and religious awareness workshops to grassroots sports clubs in the West of Scotland, in line with the UEFA Captains of Change programme.
Hala is a member of several equalities groups and most recently sits on the British Council’s Scotland Advisory Committee and is the Founder and Chair of Inspiring Women Scotland, a female led organisation promoting empowerment and leadership for multicultural young women.