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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...

Mark Suss


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Dr Mark Suss is a medical specialist working as an anaesthetist in Melbourne with a focus on perioperative care for surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Melbourne. Mark has contributed to non-profit activities in the medical sector for many years and is currently Honorary Treasurer and a board director of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, a large member-based medical professional organisation...

Doron Abramovici


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Doron Abramovici, a devoted cultural Jew and staunch Zionist, is driven by a commitment to alleviating economic hardships within the local Jewish community and fostering Jewish and Zionist continuity, particularly among those marginalised from mainstream communal engagement. Beyond his community endeavours, Doron's passion extends to science, particularly astronomy, medical research, and technological advancements... 

Jorge Diener

Hadassah International Observer

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Jorge Diener is the Executive Director of Hadassah, the international arm of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America supporting the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem and promoting its mission of healing, teaching and research in different parts of the world. Jorge served for many years as a Senior Director at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, where he gained an extensive international experience after spending years of service in Latin America, North America, Europe, the countries of the Former Soviet Union and Israel...

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...