Mina has extensive experience of working at both operational and strategic levels and through her wide portfolio of roles has built up vast experience and expertise of leading on the Inclusion and Cohesion agenda. Her previous roles have been within the NHS, Local Government, Civil Service, the voluntary and private Sector. Mina has also led on diversity in the Police service, as the highest-ranking Indian woman to Policing in 2004 and for the last six years has worked as an independent Consultant supporting organisations nationally on matters related to EDI, Change Management and Transformation.
One of the youngest Indian women to hold a variety of senior roles, including advising Ministers in Whitehall and training senior personnel in the MOD, Mina was awarded the Winston Churchill Fellowship in 1998 and received a personal invitation from the Prime Minister to a reception for the Millennium Celebrations. In 2006 she was the winner of the Top 10 Historical and Local Black & Minority Ethnic Role Models for Cambridgeshire and her other accolades include heading up a department chosen for excellence (out of several hundred organisations) by Diverse Britain 2007. Her work at the London Borough of Havering was also chosen to be featured in Diverse Britain 2008, The Parliamentary Yearbook 2009 and was the only London Authority to be featured in a documentary on `Diversity in Local Government` produced by Fusion Broadcasting.
In 2011 Mina was identified as a national champion for the EDS, by the DoH, and her work was showcased in the national guidance document and Equalities Review. She was also selected as the East of England regional winner the CCG Inclusion and Engagement Award 2012.