The UHS is administered by the Board as its highest decision-making body with overarching responsibility for and authority over the activities of the UHS. To give effect to their responsibilities, the board is supported by an appointed Executive Director and the Director of Jewish Identity and Community.

The board consists of a maximum of eight (8) elected governors, plus three (3) ex-officio governors: Executive Director, Director of JI&C and the Immediate Past Chair (for 2 years).

The board may also co-opt a maximum of two (2) members (brought in for their skills, expertise shortages, or community representation imbalances and a maximum of two (2) independent governors.

The board’s fundamental responsibilities are:

  • Setting and steering the strategic direction
  • Approving policy and planning that give effect to the strategy
  • Oversight and monitoring of implementation and execution by management
  • Ensuring accountability for organisational performance
BOARD OF GOVERNORS 

Matthew Gruzd (Chair), Hayle Marks (Joint vice-chair), Sharon Levy (Joint vice-Chair), Leor Atie (Treasurer), Gary Davidson, Warren Kilborn, Melanie Levy, Andrea Mendelsohn & Gia Whitehead (Independent).

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andries van Renssen

JEWISH IDENTITY & COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

Geoff Cohen

 

The board is also supported by a Board of Trustees, an advisory body without decision-making powers.  There are a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of 10 Trustees on the Board of Trustees who meet at least twice a year with representatives from the board.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Philip J Krawitz – (Chairperson), Alison Berk Katzeff, Hugh Herman, Marco van Embden, Ronnie Stein, Marcel Danon, Bernard Osrin, Samuel Seeff & Natalie Barnett.