Meet our 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.
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 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.
Maurice and his family live in Israel and he devotes significant time to Work Avenue as well as various other charities in London and Israel.
Susannah is a Partner at Mischon De Reya in the Employment Department. She acts for employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious matters with experience of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and Employment Tribunal. Susannah represented the Jewish Labour Movement in relation to the referral of the Labour Party to the Equality and Human Rights Commission on issues of antisemitism.
Susannah advises on strategic issues as well as on terminations, redundancies, settlement agreements and all aspects of discrimination and whistleblowing legislation.
Susannah has been recognised by The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2020 as a standout lawyer shaping the legal profession in the UK. Susannah is also ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer for Employers and Senior Executives in Legal 500 2020.
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.
Philippa is dedicated to supporting Anglo-Jewry. She has worked tirelessly for Jewish Care and, as well as being a former trustee is the founder and Chair of the Women of Distinction committee. She has also held numerous management and steering roles within Marble Arch Synagogue. Additionally, Philippa was the Founder and Chair of the Jools Holland Spectrum Ball at for The National Autistic Society and a member of the development committee of The Roundhouse. Phillipa is legendary for opening up her house to help all those in need and is passionate about helping people to achieve their earning potential with dignity.
Stephen 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.
He was previously 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.
Nina has over 40 years experience in employment law. Working at some of the top Law Firms in the world, including Clifford Chance, Nina has been involved in the longest ever running unfair dismissal claim. She is currently a non-legal member of the London Central Employment Tribunal, sitting on the employee panel. Previously Nina has been a Volunteer employment case worker and general adviser at Barnet’s Citizens Advice Centre and advises on an ad hoc basis.
We mourn the loss of our trustee and friend Richard Mintz OBE who added so much value to Work Avenue and will be sorely missed.