Khalid has grown up in Marlborough and is passionate about the province, especially the Marlborough Sounds.
A Chartered Professional Engineer, Khalid is at the coal face of development in Marlborough. He is impressed with the way the region has adapted to more sustainable, environmentally sensitive development and hopes this will continue further.
Khalid director of several small companies and appreciates the importance of small business to the economy of the region.
Khalid spent several years in the United Kingdom developing his career and travelling the world. He worked in Bristol and Glasgow, where he met his wife Martina. They saw Marlborough as the best place to raise children and returned in 2008.
Khalid is a family man with two young children but enjoys hunting and fishing when he can get time away.