Jeremy Newmark is the Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council.
During 2007 Jeremy jointly headed the successful “Stop the Boycott” campaign that overturned the planned boycott of Israeli academia by the UK University Colleges Union. He is currently a member of the Board of the Fair Play Campaign Group which counters anti-Zionist activity. In 2010 he was appointed by the Government of Israel to the steering committee of the Global Coalition for Israel and chairs its Task Force on Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions.
Jeremy was an advisor to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the growth of antisemitism in the UK. He currently sits on the Government’s interdepartmental Task Force on antisemitism, and serves as a member of the board of the European Institute for the study of Contemporary Antisemitism.
A former political consultant with specialist experience in social policy, housing and local government issues, Jeremy has advised a range of diverse public and voluntary sector institutions. He has also represented the UK Jewish community within major national and international bodies including the European Union and the United Nations. He played a leading role in the International Jewish Coalition at the UN Durban II Conference.
Jeremy held the position of Director of Strategic Communications in the Office of the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks for six years. During this period he acted as the Chief Rabbi’s official spokesman.
Jeremy advised former Home Secretary David Blunkett on the interface between faith communities and Government. He is currently a member of the BBC Standing Conference on Religion and Belief which advises BBC Trustees and Directors on Faith and Community issues.
Jeremy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. He is a former National Executive Officer of the National Union of Students. He studied at Carmel College in Oxfordshire, City University in London and Yeshivat D’var Yerushalayim in Israel.