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Our Governance

Hadassah Australia Board

Ron Finkel AM


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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...

Lynda Brest


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Lynda Brest is a Management Consultant who has worked extensively with large, complex organisations around the world in both the private and public sectors. Her focus is on architecting and implementing business transformation through the redesign of operating models, customer, leadership and people management strategies that drive improved performance for organisations, their customers, people and the broader community...

Julian Gillis


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Julian has been employed by ANZ as a senior lawyer for the last 12 years and is currently working in Global Markets in the Institutional Division. He has extensive experience in banking and finance and brings his legal knowledge and regulatory and compliance experience to the Hadassah Australia Board...

Philip Zajac


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Philip was the CEO of the Erdi Foundation, the Philanthropic arm of the Erdigroup, an Australian-based hotel company, with hotels in Melbourne Sydney and Brisbane, of which he was the Executive Director. The Erdi Foundation supports local Australian causes both Non-Jewish and Jewish and causes in Israel...

Deborah Travers


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Deborah graduated from UNSW with a BSc in Genetics and Biochemistry. After graduating, Deborah became immersed in the business world, however, her interest in science persisted. Deborah’s career spans merchant banking, real estate and business in Australia and Israel...

Robert Dorfman

Hadassah International Observer

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Robert is the former President of Hadassah International and is now the President of the newly established Hadassah International Asia. Robert has lived in Hong Kong all his life. He is Chairman of Herald Holdings Ltd, a public listed industrial and distribution group quoted on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange....

Hadassah Australia Executives

Ruth R Rosen

Executive Director

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Ruth (Ramone) Rosen joined Hadassah Australia in early 2018 after many years in the Education sector in Australia and in Israel. During her years living, studying and working in Israel, she taught in high school and lectured in English and Comparative Literature at Tel Aviv University, worked as a translator-editor-writer for the Israel Labor Party, a freelance writer and translator and as private tutor to the first Egyptian Ambassador to Israel...

Dorit Jaffe

Director Development, Fundraising and Relationships

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Born in Israel, Dorit came to Australia in 2002 after completing her army service and first degree.

Based in Brisbane she received an MA in International Relations from Griffith University. Dorit worked for five years as Office Manager and Marketing Coordinator at the Brisbane Jewish Community Office...