London Board of Shechita appoints new Chief Executive

London Board of Shechita appoints new Chief Executive

Avrom Topperman brings 'exceptional skills and experience' and will take over the role from Mark Goldwater in full by January

Avrom Topperman
Avrom Topperman

A Manchester lawyer will be the new chief executive of the London Board of Shechita (LBS).

Avrom Topperman will gradually assume the role after the Jewish new year, after Mark Goldwater announced he’s making aliyah following six years in the job.

Topperman, who will divide time Manchester and London, said: “I am very excited about joining the LBS. This is a huge opportunity to serve the Jewish community, and I look forward to engaging with our licensees, our staff and our dayanim.”

A partner at top-50 law firm Keoghs LLP, Topperman studied at yeshiva in Gateshead and Jerusalem. He has held a number of communal positions, as a founder member and past chair of the Prestwich Orthodox Jewish Community, chair of governors of Manchester Mesivta High School and chairman of trustees of Beis Yaacov Jewish High School Academy.

London Board for Shechita Honorary President Benjamin Mire said Avrom “brings exceptional skills and experience which will be hugely valuable”.

He also thanked outgoing head Mark Goldwater, who was “an outstanding chief executive and we are sure Avrom will build on his success”.



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