The next Board of Deputies’ president Marie van der Zyl has announced her divisional heads for the next three years.
Senior vice-president Sheila Gewolb, who polled highest in the vice presidential elections, will chair the International Division, which has been chaired for the last three years by outgoing senior vice-president Richard Verber.
Vice-president Edwin Shuker will chair the Communities and Education Division, which now includes the interfaith activities of the Board, taking over from Gewolb.
The Board’s other vice-president, Amanda Bowman, will chair the Defence Division, which is perhaps the most visible and reactive of the three. Both Van der Zyl and Jonathan Arkush, outgoing president, both chaired the Defence Division.
Treasurer Stuart MacDonald, who was re-elected unopposed, will chair the Finance and Organisation Division. The new honorary officers will take up their new positions on 1 June.
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