Neena has over 25 years’ experience, specialising in strategic development, project management, fundraising and community engagement. She has held senior management positions in local authorities including the Head of Arts and Culture for the London Borough of Ealing where she was instrumental in establishing the largest public art gallery in West London.
Neena is committed to widening participation in heritage and culture and has developed a number of innovative projects that provide new perspectives through interpretation, outreach, events and activities. She is committed to exploring new ways for people to reimagine their histories and influence new narratives, and works regularly with heritage sites, museums, and the voluntary sector, engaging diverse communities across the country.
Her recent projects include the award-winning community co-creation of Victoria: Woman and Crown exhibition at Kensington Palace, the co-creation participation project for the new Medicine Galleries at the Science Museum and community engagement plans for the National Trust.
She is a trustee of the South Asian Diaspora Arts Archive held at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which collects and showcases the very first British Asian art. Neena is also founder Director of the RAH (Rethinking Asian History) Foundation, working with universities in the UK and abroad to make academic research on modern South Asia accessible to the wider community.