New CEO for UIA Victoria

June 12, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Jeff Feldman has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of UIA Victoria.

Jeff Feldman

Jeff 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 Melbourne’s Central Shule. He has a formal background in law and many years’ experience in management, consulting, finance, strategy and corporate governance. 

Hayley Southwick, President of UIA Victoria has welcomed the appointment. She 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. The further professionalisation of our organisation will ensure we continue to be the community’s largest fundraising organisation and primary bridge to Israel for many. 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.”

The new CEO said: “After many years in the corporate world I am excited to be giving back not only to my community but making a positive and meaningful contribution to Israel.  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 do to support Israel.”

UIA Victoria has undergone a significant change in leadership over the last three years with a younger and more diverse board including new chairs for the Women’s and Young Leadership Divisions. This appointment continues that process and will ensure the organisation continues to reflect the broad-based nature of the Keren Hayesod-UIA family. 

Jeff will commence his role on July 1. 

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