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KEY PEOPLE

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ARSALAN KHALIQUE

Founder & Chairman

Arsalan has worked in property for over 25 years, the last 10 years of which he has been CEO of the Maidenway Group of Companies, having driven the group to tremendous success. Indeed, they were recognised in 2017 by the London Stock Exchange as One of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.


Passionately believing in the potential of youth, Arsalan is currently funding educational charities in Pakistan, and was likewise very keen to initiate a charity working with locally based young people. Hence, he founded The Property Prize, which in its short time has already enjoyed much success with many schools, students and employers signed up.

As well as Career Compass, Arsalan is currently working with some other charities and hopes to bring his business experience to the benefit of others wherever he can. He is a trustee of the Immigrants Aid Trust.

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KATIE LINSHITS

COO

Katie has entrepreneurial experience, as well as a passion for the charity sector, especially focusing on helping children and young adults. She truly believes that everyone deserves the same chances and opportunities in life.

She has built a company in the travel sector from scratch, as well as had a wide range of experience in helping companies reach their full potential by correctly marketing themselves. Her extensive experience in dealing with multi-national companies, smaller organisations and charities is key to building a network of schools and employers critical to the success of Career Compass. Furthermore, having volunteered with children and young adults from underprivileged backgrounds, she has a good understanding of how to inspire and support them to achieve their goals.

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HARIS KHAWAJA

CFO

Haris joined Career Compass in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer, prior to which he worked for a number of audit and accountancy firms and companies in the property sector. His responsibility is to oversee the financial side of the charity and ensure that all income and expenditure is properly accounted for. Haris has recently completed a Masters in Professional Accountancy from UCL.


He feels privileged to be able to assist our students to decide their future career moves and contribute towards improving their lives.

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JESSICA BROWN

Trustee

Jessica has over 17 years’ experience working with charitable trusts and foundations in the UK.


Her recent experience is in leadership positions across the charity, social enterprise and grant-making sectors. She has taken up a new role as Grants Director of the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation in June 2020. As Fund Manager at the Barrow Cadbury Trust she managed a £6 million fund to make social investment work better for charities in England. Previous roles include Founding Director of the Tellus Mater Foundation, Head of Grants at River LA, and Head of Access to Finance at the New Economics Foundation.


Jessica is the Chair of Hatch Enterprise and a Trustee of the Association for Charitable Foundations.

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ROSS MCCASKILL

Trustee

Ross’ experience includes real estate investment, development and asset management in addition to accounting and taxation within both the property and the professional services industries.

He began his professional career at Dixon Wilson Chartered Accountants and has since worked for Prestbury Investment Holdings Limited, The Conygar Investment Company PLC, Ekistics Property Advisors LLP and Ballymore Asset Management. Currently he holds the position of CFO of The Valesco Group.

Ross holds an M.A. (Hons) degree in Classics from the University of Oxford and an Executive MBA from London Business School. Ross is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is the Chair of OxRES, the Oxford Real Estate Society, which hosts industry and career related events with the aim of promoting the property industry to students and alumni of the University of Oxford.

Key People: Meet the Team

PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS

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Growth & Brand Partner at ZAK

VIRGINIE BOURHIS

'Working with Career Compass network has been very valuable. I can honestly say that I get so much out of the marketing career presentation I run. Not only seeing young people being active participants during the webinars, but being able to share my knowledge on this industry is a great deal. Career Compass bring something that a lot of young people should benefit from - guidance and support in their future.'

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS AND AMBASSADORS

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MAAME

'Being able to volunteer with Career Compass helped me develop my communication and organisational skills. I had to deal with several clients using different forms of communication. I liked how the tasks were varied. This enabled me to learn which tasks I liked and disliked doing. Most importantly, it was an amazing opportunity to help other young and ambitious individuals, like myself, become more exposed to wonderful opportunities.'

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