Meet the Trustees
Jewish Volunteering Network was Judy's brainchild. She was involved in volunteering all her life - with the Samaritans, Citizens Advice Bureau and also in the local and wider Jewish community. Judy was married with four children, had a PhD in computing and psychology, wrote three books on diverse subjects and had a varied career in academia, market research, and coaching. Judy founded JVN because she saw volunteering as an integral Jewish value; her vision was to promote volunteering in the Jewish community. In doing so she realised that it was essential to match volunteers and volunteer-positions sensitively. Jewish Volunteering Network strives to realise this vision and to continue her good work in her name.
David is a Marketing professional who has just recently been appointed chairman of JVN, having previously been involved with the organisation as a trustee. With a diploma in Business Studies, he is MD of Marketinghut Thinking Solutions Ltd. He is also a trustee of Crossroads Care Camden. David is the chairman of JVN because he believes this is a highly focused charity that addresses a hugely valuable role for both volunteer and host organisation in a current climate of real need.
Ros describes herself as a 'Professional Volunteer' in the Not for Profit sector and has dedicated most of her life to volunteering. Ros is already a Trustee of the J.C. Trust and former Chair of Nightingale House where she is still a Trustee. Ros has agreed to be President of JVN because she believes that this organisation serves the best interests of the entire Jewish community.
Michael is an Independent Business Consultant and a regular volunteer and a trustee of JLGB and the Anglo Jewish Association. Michael is a trustee of JVN because he believes that the Jewish Volunteering Network delivers a crucial service to the community and he believes this service will become a force that unites the disparate strands of the community.
Anthony Started 2013 as the new treasurer of JVN. An accountant by trade, he is now a partner at Goodwins where he also serves on the annual Charity Accounts awards panel as a technical screener. He has co-written four authoritative books on preparing charity accounts and is also the author of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales leading book on charity accounting and auditing.
Susan comes to JVN with 20 years of publishing experience and was one of the original people that helped Judy realize her vision of an organization, whose aim is bring volunteers and volunteering opportunities together. As a previous chairman of JVN, Susan worked on delivering the picture of the organisation at trustee level and promoting the uniqueness and potential successes of JVN to the UK Jewish community.
Tristan chose to get involved with JVN as a way of combining his professional expertise with his personal interests. He is a banker in the Growth and Acquisition Finance business of Investec Bank where he funds entrepreneurs in growing their businesses. In his free time, he enjoys time with his young family as well as volunteering and acts as trustee and fundraises for a number of charities including JVN. Tristan is also a member of the Embrace advisory board as he is a big advocate for business giving back to the community through employee volunteering
Daniel is currently Director of Communications and Programming at the Office of the Chief Rabbi. Prior to this he was Director of Communications for JNF and spent 4 years as a Public Affairs/PR Consultant for Weber Shandwick. He holds a BA Hons in Politics and Modern History (University of Manchester) and an MA in Political Management (George Washington University, Washington D.C.). Daniel was also UJS Chair after finishing university. Daniel is a JVN Trustee because he believes that volunteering is a massive and important part of Judaism and the Jewish community, and is excited by the work which JVN does and what it is trying to achieve
Carol Hart is Head of Volunteer Services at the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR). As a volunteer she chairs the Management Committee of the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership and is a member of UJIA Educational Policy & Leadership Group. She was delighted to become a trustee of the JVN.
The Advisory Board helps guide the Jewish Volunteering Network and is instrumental in furthering JVN's work. Advisors act as champions and critical friends to JVN. The Advisory Board is chaired by JVN President Rosalind Preston OBE.
Mike Freer MP
Professor Margaret Harris
Lady Elaine Sacks
Lady Lira Winston