Senior Patron - Lord Rana

Diljit Singh Rana, Baron Rana, MBE (born 20 September 1938) is a British politician and member of the House of Lords. In June 2004, he was created a life peer as Baron Rana, of Malone in the County of Antrim.

He was awarded an MBE in 1996, for his contribution to the economic regeneration of the city of Belfast through the development of hotels, restaurants, fashion shops and modern office accommodation. He has also set up a charitable trust of Rs.50 million for a school and a college named Sanghol Education Complex, in his native village Sanghol, near Chandigarh, India.

Today, he is a successful property developer, hotelier and has held the position of President of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a leading figure in the Indian community in Northern Ireland. He is also the Honorary Consul of India to Northern Ireland.