Bio

Lucy and family

Lucy met her first Muslim at the age of 16. Whilst going on to study Economics at Cambridge University, she investigated Christianity and Islam at the same time, and unexpectedly found herself compelled by what she had discovered to make a life-changing decision about her faith.

Lucy now heads up Strategy, Policy and Research for UK’s National Zakat Foundation, having been CEO at MADE, a Muslim youth social action charity . Her career has spanned marketing, programmes and strategy in the NGO sector in both South Africa and the UK after starting out in Financial analysis and Health Economics in blue-chip multinationals.

Lucy is author of ‘Welcome to Islam-a convert’s tale’ , TedX speaker on spiritual identity, and has been a regular columnist in Emel magazine.

Separately, Lucy co-founded and ran a madrasah for many years, and now co-leads a youth group that teaches Muslim children and teenagers to think about their faith in context, and engage with it intellectually, practically, and through service to others.

Lucy has 3 children and a kitten who loves walking over the keyboard.