Cabinet member for Finance, Resources and Transformation in Wigan Council. Chartered certified accountant by profession and has served in private sector for more than seven years. Elected councillor for the Ward of Tyldesley. Believes in breaking down barriers and following one’s passion. Has advocated equal opportunities and believes that moulds should be broken and girls should be encouraged to follow business, science and technology in schools and colleges as their careers. Nazia is first ever ethnic minority councillor in Wigan and being an immigrant has a vast and varied life experiences.