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JewishCare Board


Allan Vidor
Director since 2006

Appointed as Director on 29 June 2006.

Mr Vidor is the Managing director of the Toga Group of Companies, a property development, construction, investment and hospitality management group. He graduated from the University of NSW with Bachelor of Commerce and Laws degrees in 1985 and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1986. Prior to Mr Vidor joining the Toga Group where he is responsible for the Group’s strategy and operations, he worked in the banking and finance sector.

He was appointed to the Board of JewishCare in May, 2006 having had strong earlier communal involvement with the Keren Hayesod and the United Israel Appeal.

Other directorships include the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) and the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).

Allan was elected President of JewishCare in 2010.

Hon. Treasurer

Jason Sandler

Director since 2016

Jason Sandler is the Chief Financial Officer at TDM Asset Management (TDM), a private investment firm founded in 2004. TDM has a long-term investment philosophy, focusing on companies with attractive growth profiles run by outstanding management teams.

Prior to joining TDM, Jason worked for Investec Australia Limited in Property Investments and Private Equity where he was responsible for finance and operations in those business. Prior to Investec Jason worked for PwC in assurance and business advisory services.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. Jason is a Chartered Accountant and a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.


Joint Vice President

Shirli Kirschner
Director since 2013     

Shirli has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Law (UNSW) and is a Nationally accredited mediator.

She worked as a lawyer for six years before founding Resolve Advisors in 1996. Resolve provides services resolving disputes, assisting group decision making and process design to a wide client base in Australia and Internationally. Shirli holds the position of dispute resolution adviser for the National Electricity and wholesale gas markets, an appointment as a sessional Lecturer in the Masters of Law Program at UNSW, a part time Registrar for the Federal Circuits Court.

Shirli currently sits on a number of National and International mediation panels. She has held positions on the Board of the Shalom Institute, the ADR committee of the Law Society and the Board of BRC (the Brain Resource Company) which specialises in brain functional analysis.

llana Atlas

Director since 2017  

Ilana Atlas is Chairman of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited and a non-executive director of ANZ Banking Group Limited and Westfield Corporation Limited. She is Chairman of Jawun and is on the boards of the Paul Ramsey Foundation, Adara Development (Australia) and is also a Fellow of the Senate of Sydney University.

Her last executive role was Group Executive, People, at Westpac, where she was responsible for human resources, corporate affairs and sustainability. Prior to that role, she was Group Secretary and General Counsel. Before her 10 year career at Westpac, Ilana was a partner in law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now known as King & Wood Mallesons). In addition to her practice in corporate law, she held a number of management roles in the firm including Executive Partner, People and Information, and Managing Partner.





Members of the Board

Darron Lonstein
Director since 2013

Darron holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science from UCT.

He was one of the founding Directors of the network technology company, Com Tech, which was later sold to the global technology organisation, Dimension Data. During his time at Com Tech, Darron served as its Technical Services Director, responsible for all service and support activities as well as being involved in the strategic direction of the company.

Since then Darron spent several years as Executive Chairman of Controlled Climate Logistics, a logistics business focused on warehousing and distribution for confectionary and allied industries. Darron now invests across a range of property and equity assets and also has a number of private equity investments in start-up enterprises.

Darron has worked with JCA for many years and has been a member of the IT, Allocations, Planning and Executive Committees.

David Morris
Director since 2015

David was an Executive at Cochlear Limited, his most recent role was as Chief Strategy Officer, having previously served as President of Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions, and as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

Prior to joining Cochlear Limited, David worked with Accenture in Strategy practice. He has extensive International and Australian experience in the healthcare, consumer products, utilities and financial services industries.

David has a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He has also completed the Advanced Business Management Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Mark Teperson
Mark Teperson Director since 2015

Mark hold a Masters of Management, and MBA degree from MGSM.

Mark was appointed Director of Multichannel at RCG Corp Ltd in 2012, an investment holding company which owns and operates a large number of footwear and apparel businesses in the performance and active lifestyle sectors. Mark’s is responsible for eCommerce, CRM, Digital & Multichannel strategy & execution across the group.

Prior to joining RCG Corp Ltd, Mark co-founded the Shoe Superstore a chain of comfort and lifestyle footwear stores which he later sold to RCG Corp Ltd in 2009.

Mark has been involved in several communal organisations and initiatives for many years including CSG and Big Brother Big Sister program.

Michele Goldman
Michele is currently CEO of Asthma Foundation Australia. Prior to this she was CEO of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, an organisation which provides learning programs to equip social entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills and networks to establish and scale sustainable social businesses.

Previously Michele was CEO of the Asthma Foundation in NSW where she led the evolution of the organisations strategy, developing innovative services to increase organisational reach and impact.  She played a key role in driving the merger of the NSW and QLD Foundations.

Michele began her career in marketing with Nestle, before moving to the not-for-profit sector due to an emerging interest in social marketing.

Michele has a Bachelor of Business from UTS, and is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  She participated in Sydney Leadership in 2010.

Michele is Chair of the board of The Housing Connection, an organisation committed to supporting adults with an intellectual disability to lead more fulling and inclusive lives in the homes and communities of their choice.

Michael Hirshowitz

Director since 2018

Michael is the former Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director of Accent Group Limited. Over his 21-year career with the group, Michael was instrumental in transforming the business from a small private company into Australia and NZ’s largest listed footwear business.

His role as both a senior executive and public company board member has provided Michael with a unique insight into the interface between efficiently functioning boards and their management teams. This has enabled him to develop deep skills in across a wide range of complex business situations in order to distil key objectives, opportunities, priorities, risks and other important metrics to efficiently deliver optimal outcomes for all stakeholders.

Michael holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and was a Chartered Accountant. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jeremy Samuel

Director since 2018

Jeremy is the founder and Managing Director of Anacacia Capital that invests into leading small-medium enterprises. Jeremy is a Non-Executive Director of Yumi's Quality Foods. He was the former lead director for Anacacia's successful investments into: Appen, Rafferty's Garden, Lomb Scientific and Home Appliances.

Jeremy’s great grandfather, Aaron Blashki, was the founder in 1895 (and subsequent President for thirty years) of the Sydney Jewish Aid Society, that later merged with what is now JewishCare. Jeremy is involved with a range of other community organisations.

Jeremy holds an MBA from Yale University School of Management and Arts/Law degrees from the University of New South Wales. 

Ben Bolot

Director since 2018

Ben Bolot grew up in New Zealand where a small Jewish community relies heavily on the goodwill and efforts of volunteers. His parents and grandparents were very actively involved in all aspects of Jewish life in Auckland so growing up he was always aware of the need for individuals to play their part in looking after the wider community. Most recently Ben and his wife worked with United Israel Appeal to introduce a new division aimed at engaging the younger generation and their kids. 

Ben’s professional background is in strategy and finance and he is currently the General Manager of Strategy and Development for Origin Energy Limited.