Tariq Modood, MBE, FAcSS (born 1952) is a British Pakistani Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy at the University of Bristol (1997– ). Modood is the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship and one of the leading authorities on ethnic minorities in Britain. He was awarded an MBE for services to social sciences and ethnic relations in the 2001 New Year Honours list and elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004.

Ziauddin Sardar (Urdu: ضیاء الدین سردار‎; born 31 October 1951, Pakistan) is a London-based scholar, writer, cultural critic and public intellectual who specialises in Muslim thought, the future of Islam, futures studies and science and cultural relations. Prospect magazine has named him as one of Britain's top 100 public intellectuals and The Independent newspaper calls him: 'Britain's own Muslim polymath'.

Rt. Rev'd. Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, born in 1949, is the 106th Bishop of Rochester. Born and brought up in Pakistan, he holds both Pakistani and British citizenship. He read Economics, Islamic History and Sociology at the University of Karachi, and Theology at Fitzwilliam College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

Qaisra Shahraz is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award-winning novelist, playwright, education consultant and a college inspector. Born in Pakistan she has lived in Manchester since her childhood. She is a devoted parent of three sons. As well as being a strong, active member of the Pakistani community here in the UK, she has excellent links with Pakistan in various capacities.