Mrs Azra Sharif QayyumMrs Sharif-Qayyum is Board member at ELREC, Convenor of the Volunteer Subcommittee. She is the Local CPD Officer for Lothians and the Borders for the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), she holds the position of Chair of the Lothian and Borders Branch of the IBMS and sits on the Scottish Committee of the IBMS.

Mrs Sharif-Qayyum is involved in several community groups such as Sisterhood and the All Pakistan Woman Association. She is a founder member of the Edinburgh Mela and has gained a lot of experience in her role in this organisation as Vice-Chair and Chair of Personnel. She has been involved in employment of staff from job descriptions to short-listing and finally carrying out Interviews.

She is a member of the External Engagement Committee for Edinburgh College involved with community engagement.

Her main skills are collaboration in partnerships, funding, mediation, governance, interview skills, appraisals, organisational, community engagement and people management.