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Jewish Blind & Disabled appoints new Chair & President

26 July 2021
Earlier this year, after 27 years as Chair of Jewish Blind & Disabled John Joseph MBE announced he would step down as Chair of Jewish Blind & Disabled.
Following a rigorous external recruitment campaign, long standing supporter of Jewish Blind & Disabled, Co-Founder and Partner of Nimrod Capital, former Treasurer & Chair of Myeloma UK and former Trustee of World Jewish Relief, Marc Gordon, has been appointed Chair elect. He will assume the position in October.

Malcolm Ozin MBE, President, Jewish Blind and Disabled commented;

“John Joseph has done a tremendous job. Without his leadership, passion and drive we would not be the organisation we are today. I am delighted he has agreed to assume the position as joint President and look forward to his continued involvement in the Charity.

Together, John and I have been instrumental in driving the Charity into the sustainable and well-respected organisation it is today. From the outset we met weekly to ensure we developed strong foundations for JBD. Some years later Stuart Simmons joined these meetings and added his valued thoughts and professionalism. The Board has grown and developed over the years and we are fortunate to now have a passionate and strong team.

Finding someone of the next generation to take the helm was a huge decision for us. We were fortunate to have a wide range of people interested in the role and are delighted to appoint Marc into the role. He brings business acumen alongside experience of chairing a charity board and has a passion and commitment to Jewish Blind & Disabled”.

Marc Gordon commented;

“I have always admired the work of Jewish Blind & Disabled and feel honoured to be appointed as its next Chair. I have been impressed with the housing and support services on offer and am acutely aware that we will need to grow and develop to ensure we can support everyone in the community who needs the unique offering provided by Jewish Blind & Disabled”.

John Joseph, MBE commented; 

“I am so proud of our wonderful charity. The decision to step down as Chair after so many years wasn’t an easy decision but I am confident under Marc’s leadership Jewish Blind & Disabled will continue to flourish. I am honoured to accept the position of President and alongside Malcolm Ozin MBE will continue to promote the wonderful achievements of Jewish Blind & Disabled, a charity that will always be an important part of me and my family”.

For further information, please email natasha@jbd.org.

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