NON EXECUTIVE BOARD
Mark began his career as a chartered surveyor at Jones Lang LaSalle where he was a European Director in charge of Private Client Real Estate. In 2002, together with Maurice Golker, he set up property investment company Investream Limited. BSC (Hons) MRICS.
As Chairman of Work Avenue, Mark dedicates significant amounts of time to the organisation, in addition to assisting various other charities in London and Israel.
Maurice Golker is responsible for overseas investment and a senior consultant at Investream. He previously was a director heading overall investment and asset management. He was formerly National Director at Jones Lang LaSalle, focusing on investment transactions for Private Client Real Estate. BSc (Hons) MRICS.
Maurice and his family live in Israel and he devotes significant time to Work Avenueas well as various other charities in London and Israel.
Louise has, over the course of her career spent time working in both the commercial and not for profit sectors. After completing a degree in 1987 Louise joined Citigate Dewe Rogerson, a Financial and Corporate PR and Marketing agency, where she spent 13 years becoming Director of the UK Business. Louise left the City to join Heathside Investments, a family finance and managed Venture Business. In 2011 Louise became Chief Executive of the London Jewish Cultural Centre and continued to raise the profile and the revenue of the organisation. In 2015 Louise help to orchestrate the merger between the LJCC and JW3.
Louise recently completed her MRes in Jewish Education and Culture from Southampton University and is a Trustee of a number of organisations including Deputy Chair of UJIA, Jewish Book Week and Spread a Smile.
A qualified lawyer, Paul began his career in 1992 with Clifford Chance, London before moving to Investment Banking at Credit Suisse in 1997 and currently manages Investment Portfolios for his diverse Client base. A law graduate, he also holds a Masters in Economics and International Relations and a C.E.S.C.E in EU Law. Paul is Chairman of a paediatric pharmaceutical company, a Managing Partner of an Israeli Venture Capital Fund and Trustee of Nefesh b’Nefesh UK.
Richard has built a successful property investment and development business whilst devoting much time to communal and charitable causes. He has served on the boards of many charities including Jewish Care and the Michael Palin Centre as well as having close ties with The Camden Roundhouse and the National Autistic Society. Richard has been very involved with many local schools and synagogues in the capacity of governor, board member and elder. His Israeli involvements include AWIS, Bar Ilan university and the “Children at risk” organisation.
Richard received an OBE in 2018 for services to philanthropy. He has been an active supporter of many charities and communal initiatives over the past 50 years, making a huge difference to the lives of so many
Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants having been a partner with PwC for many years. He originally specialised in audit and then moved into consulting and risk management. He was Head of Risk and Quality for the UK firm.
For the last six years he was President of the United Synagogue. In that capacity he led the appointment of the new Chief Rabbi, appointed a new CEO and led a strategic review that set the direction of the charity for years to come. He also oversaw the expansion of the organisation with the addition of several new communities.
He is currently involved with two business activities – an investment company specialising in sustainable agriculture in the third world, and a UK commercial property business.
Lisa joined Heron International in 1999 as Commercial Director. She graduated from UMIST with a BSc Hons in Management Sciences and went on to spend eight years at BZW Investment Bank in London and New York, specialising in South East Asian equity sales covering UK, European and US financial institutions.
Lisa also gives her time to a number of other charitable and community activities, including being a trustee for the Community Security Trust, the Gerald Ronson Foundation, the Development Board of the Natural History Museum, JW3, a North London Jewish Community Centre, and Work Avenue.
In 2015 Lisa received from the University of Manchester an Outstanding Alumni Award.