The appointment will see Pinnick, who is also a Maccabi GB board member, be primarily be involved in the area of administration and governance, working closely with CEO Martin Berliner. A long standing association with the organisation, he was most recently the general team manager for Team Maccabi GB at this year’s 19th Maccabiah Games.
He said: “I’m honoured to accept the role and look forward to continuing my close working relationship with the MGB team. I think we have a fantastic product with outstanding lay and professional leaders. We make a difference to people’s lives and their Jewish identity and that should never be understated. We will look to maintain the growth of the last decade and continue to evolve Britain’s leading Anglo Jewish Sports Charity”
MGB chairman Michael Ziff said: “David’s contribution to Maccabi GB, and in particular Team Maccabi GB during International Games, has been outstanding in every way. He has always been an exemplary lay person within the movement and truly believes in our ideals and mission of Jewish continuity through sport. It is a privilege and honour to have someone of David’s experience, commitment and passion on our board.”
Explaining the appointment, Ziff added: “The role of Vice Chairman has become a very demanding one with the organisation continually expanding its reach and role in communal life. Maccabi GB are now delivering over 250 different projects programmes and events each year In addition Daniel Collins has also been appointed to the role of Head of Delegation for Team Maccabi GB at the European Games to be held in Berlin in 2015.