Community stalwart appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London

24 May 2016

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Robert Freeman, has congratulated local man Dr Mustafa Abu-Lisan on his appointment as Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London.

Dr Abu-Lisan will support the Lord Lieutenant with his duties, which include promoting and upholding the dignity of the Crown and receiving visits by Royal Family members, promoting national honours and awards, working with elected representatives to support charities, communities, faith-forums and encouraging and supporting positive community cohesion and engagement.

A retired clinical chemist, Dr Abu-Lisan’s work has advised hospitals, governments and international institutions such as the World Health Organisation.

Since becoming a resident of the Royal Borough, Mustafa Abu-Lisan has worked tirelessly to support local communities through his charity and voluntary work.

He is a school governor for the Fox-Ashburnham Federation and a founder of the Chelsea Muslim Community Hub which promotes tolerance, integration and peace and provides a haven for Muslim families to socialise and celebrate family values that protect young people from drugs, alcohol and antisocial behaviour.

Dr Abu-Lisan is also a founding member of the local Prevent Advisory Group where he continues to advise and support delivery of the Prevent Strategy. This has included promoting Prevent projects to local communities and ensuring that teachers in mainstream and supplementary schools receive training to recognise signs of radicalisation.

Speaking about Dr Abu-Lisan’s appointment, the Mayor said: “This is an award that is bestowed on distinguished residents who have served their local community and have a history of service in other fields. I warmly congratulate Dr Abu-Lisan who is well known in Kensington and Chelsea as a community stalwart. I am sure he will excel in this new civic role.”