Ashfaq Siddique has extensive experience in security risk management as a former law enforcement officer. In a career spanning 3 decades, his operational duties encompassed the full spectrum of policing roles from community policing to specialisms of undercover work, covert surveillance, hostage and crisis negotiation, as well as gathering and managing high risk sensitive intelligence from high value criminal assets.

Ashfaq also has 35 years of hands on grassroots experience as a community activist and is the Secretary and trustee of a registered charitable trust  engaged in empowering and up skilling individuals and communities to improve not only their lives, but also to contribute to enhancing community resilience, engagement and cohesion. He has played a lead role in building a community hub in East London recognised nationally across the UK, as a benchmark of excellence and the first such UK centre to be accredited with 5-Star Beacon status.