"Through the privilege of visiting projects and meeting organisations funded by BIG, I continue to be impressed with the support, financial and otherwise provided to enable individuals and communities to identify and respond to the issues and challenges that are important to them"
Nalini was a trustee of Comic Relief from 1996 to 2010 and chair of the UK Grants Committee from 1992 to 2010.
She is currently a lay member of a number of organisations including:
- PhonePay Plus, the regulator for premium rate phone-paid services through your landline or mobile phone account
- General Medical Council
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Tribunal. Earlier in her career, she was chief executive of the Rainer Foundation for three years - a charity for young people taking it through a merger with the Royal Philanthropic Society to form what is now Catch 22. She has worked for a number of other charities, including the Family Service Units, beginning her career as a social worker in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
She has also carried out a number of assignments as a management consultant, including interim director of EAVES Housing for Women, and assignments for the Ethnic Alcohol Counselling Hounslow, North East London Advocacy, Lambeth Council and Lambeth Voluntary Action Council.
She has had appointments for children's services in Newham Social Services as a consultant commissioner, served as a board member of the Children and Families Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS), a Trustee of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and as a lay member of the Solicitors' Regulation Authority.
Finally, she has been a committee member of the Association for Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and the Ashiana Young Asian Women's Refuge.