Governance

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research is a registered charity (no. 252626). Our charitable mission is to enhance the prospects of Jewish communities in the UK and across Europe by conducting research and informing policy development in dialogue with those best placed to positively influence Jewish life.

JPR’s Board members govern the strategic direction of the Institute and as charity trustees, they are entrusted with ensuring that the organisation is solvent, well run and delivering on our charitable purpose and in compliance with charity law, our charter and bye-laws.

Each of our trustees brings a wealth of experience from within the Jewish community sector, as well as particular professional skills and experience which we draw on to support our work. Trustees serve for a maximum of three terms of three years each. We seek to ensure a broad Jewish denominational, gender and skills balance across the Board as far as possible, and to address any weaknesses in this regard in making new appointments.

President

Lord Leigh of Hurley

A chartered accountant by training, Lord Leigh was elevated to the peerage in 2013 and serves as Senior Treasurer of the Conservative Party. He is a Senior Partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance, President of the Westminster Synagogue, Chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation (UK), and sits on the executive board of Conservative Friends of Israel and the Jewish Leadership Council.

Senior leadership

​Stephen D. Moss CBE, Chair

A barrister by training and a businessman in the property, hospitality and leisure industries, Stephen has served as Chairman and President of West London Synagogue, Chairman of Reform Judaism, and a trustee of the JLC, Jewish Child’s Day and JCoSS. He was awarded a CBE in 2002.

David Ereira, Vice-Chair

A founding Partner of Ereira Mendoza & Co (Real Estate Advisory). An Honorary Life President of Norwood, having previously served as Norwood Chairman and Vice President of S&P Sephardi, he advises various community organisations on social care, wellbeing, learning disabilities, autism and special educational needs.

Denise Joseph, Treasurer

A chartered accountant, she has worked extensively with charities and social enterprises since 2004, including as Mango's Fundraising and Finance Director. She is a trustee of several other UK charities, including Trust for London, JW3 Trust, Nisa-Nashim, the Jewish and Muslim Women’s Network, OneVoice Europe and the British Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Other trustees

William Benjamin is a Partner and the Head of the Ares Real Estate Group and Management Committee, and a member of Ares Management, a global investment management firm. Trustee of Impetus, He has previously served as Chair of the UJIA and Masorti Judaism and as a JLC trustee.

Mark Berman is the Founder and CEO of CompliGlobe Ltd., and a financial services policy adviser for City of London Corporation and the Investment Association Trade & Investment Committee. He is a member of the City of London Solicitors’ Livery Company and the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, the New York State Bar (ret.) and the Law Society of England & Wales (ret.).

Elizabeth Crossick is a barrister and currently works as Head of EU Affairs for RELX. Elizabeth has held several leadership positions, including Chair and Vice President of the EU Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce, and she is a former Chair of Radlett Reform Synagogue.

Felicia Epstein is a lawyer specialising in employment and discrimination and works as a civil servant advising the government on employment law. A freelance writer and lecturer on legal, women’s and Jewish issues, she was a founder of the Kol Rina Partnership Minyan and the women’s megillah reading at the London School of Jewish Studies.

Professor Jonathan Haskel CBE is a Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, a non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics Authority, and a member of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. He was awarded a CBE in 2018. Alongside his role as a JPR trustee, he also serves as a JPR Senior Research Advisor.

Miles Webber is a partner at FGS Global, an international strategic communications company, having previously served at Baytree, Landsec, General Electric, Merrill Lynch, MSF, LSA Communications and Labour Friends of Israel. Miles is the the Chair of Norwood, and a trustee of the SW Trust.

Senior Research Advisors

Professor Sergio DellaPergola is an Emeritus Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a leading expert in the demography of world Jewry and Chair of the JPR European Jewish Demography Unit. He has published widely and served as a consultant to numerous major organisations. He was awarded the prestigious Marshall Sklare Award for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry in 1999.

Professor Stephen H. Miller OBE is an Emeritus Professor of Social Research at City, University of London. He has published widely in the fields of research methodology and Jewish social research and has particular expertise in the nature of Jewish identity and the social attitudes of British Jews.

Honorary President

Lord Rothschild OM

Honorary Vice Presidents

Lord Haskel

Harold Paisner

Sir Trevor Chinn CVO

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