Marie van der Zyl is elected Board of Deputies President

|

Marie van der Zyl has been elected President of the Board of Deputies.

Marie defeated Simon Hochhauser, Edwin Shuker and Sheila Gewolb to succeed Jonathan Arkush in the role.

Following the election, Marie told Deputies: “I’m overwhelmed. I want to thank everyone who put their confidence in me. It will be an honour and a privilege to serve the community.

Marie, the Deputy for JLGB, has served as Vice President for the past three years. Professionally, she is a partner in large London law firm..

Watch the announcement of the result for the Election of the President

Sheila Gewolb, Amanda Bowman and Edwin Shuker were elected Vice Presidents. As the highest polling candidate, Sheila will be Senior Vice President.

Watch the announcement of the results for the Election of the Vice Presidents

Stuart MacDonald was re-elected unopposed as Treasurer.

Outgoing President Jonathan Arkush said: “Marie has been tireless, effective and utterly committed as Vice President and I know she will make a very fine president.

In his final President’s statement, he said: It has been the greatest privilege to have been entrusted with a leadership role in our outstanding British Jewish community. The last nine years as Vice President and President have been intensive and demanding but never less than fulfilling. The Board’s profile and standing are higher than I have ever known.”

 

Photo: John Rifkin

Keep Informed

Sign up for our weekly briefing, delivered to your inbox every Thursday, giving you up to date news on events and activists of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, as well as the activities of member organisations and partners. 
Subscribe to Community Briefing

Donate

The Board of Deputies relies on the generous support of the Jewish community through individual contributions and donations. Help us be the voice of the British Jewish community by donating today. All funds received go to our core charitable mission.
Donate