Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq, who is profoundly deaf, has over 15 years of experience of management and training in the voluntary and statutory sectors. She has expertise in an extensive range of fields including deafness, education, mental health, BME and currently works as a consultant and trainer specializing in health education. In addition she is Chair of the Deaf Ethnic Women’s Association, and works as a Clinical Specialist for the NHS and as an art psychotherapist with a special interest in deaf children and young people with severe emotional and behavioural problems.

As a graduate from St Martins College studying Fine Art and Goldsmiths University in London, she is a renowned artist and has been exhibiting her work since 1992 both nationally and internationally, winning the prestigious Deaf Explorers Arts Award.