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

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