UNITED Israel Appeal (UIA) Victoria has recently announced the appointment of Jeff Feldman as chief executive officer.
Feldman brings a wealth of experience from many years as a senior executive in the corporate sphere and work in volunteer roles within the Jewish community, including as chairman of Central Shule. He has a formal background in law and experience in management, consulting, finance, strategy and corporate governance.
“After many years in the corporate world I am excited to be giving back not only to my community but [by] making a positive and meaningful contribution to Israel,” said Feldman, who is set to commence the role on July 1.
“I firmly believe that if it were not for Israel, we could not be Jews in the galut. I am excited to work together with the UIA Victoria and Keren Hayesod teams to do what we as a community ought to support Israel.”
President of UIA Victoria Hayley Southwick said, “Jeff brings a wonderful mix of skills and passion to the role at a critical time in the history of Keren Hayesod and UIA Victoria in particular.
“At this time when we are forced to re-evaluate how all charities conduct business and how we maintain connection with the community and keep the community connected with Israel, a person with Jeff’s capacity will certainly help guide the organisation’s staff and board.”