Nabeel was appointed to the Board of Be First in July 2022 and brings 15 years experience of working with senior policy makers and politicians across a range of economic development and regeneration projects in the public sector. He currently heads up the economy and culture division at London Borough of Lambeth, where his remit covers place-shaping, inward investment & business support, cultural programming and supporting residents into good work.

He used to work for the Mayor of London where he was responsible for delivering the Mayor’s Economic Development Strategy and has worked on major regeneration projects at various stages in their development cycle, ranging from negotiating commercial development agreements to help unlock key regeneration sites for new housing estates and schools to working on the land assembly of a £1bn mixed-use shopping centre redevelopment scheme.

He is also a Board Director at Homes for Lambeth, a Registered Provider and not-for-profit company which builds, sells and manages private, intermediate and genuinely affordable homes in Lambeth.