Ron Finkel AM is a well-known Melbourne-based businessman. He is the Managing Director of Momentum Ventures Ltd., one of the first venture capital funds established in Australia. He is a graduate of law and commerce from the University of Melbourne. A leading member of the Australian Jewish community, Ron has been President and Chairman of a number of communal organisations and is President of Hadassah Australia and Project Rozana, an organisation working to build bridges to better understanding between Israelis and Palestinians through health.
Under Ron’s leadership, Hadassah Australia has become a national Jewish communal organisation raising significant funds annually for health initiatives associated with and inspired by the values of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. These programs link the local community with Israel and help to create a thriving, diverse, equal and inclusive Israeli society. In 2018 Ron was appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM), in recognition of his outstanding achievements and service.