Dr Ghani has been President of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) for 12 years. He is now leading national and international relations of FIANZ. His work in leading FIANZ has been considerable, building bridges with the government, New Zealand’s population as a whole, and leaders of other faiths. He has been a strong advocate of community engagement for creating a more connected societies. He was invited to be the first Muslim leader to be a patron of New Zealand Royal College of Police. Dr Ghani’s was awarded with a title of Member of New Zealand Order of Merit by the government of New Zealand.