JLC PRESS RELEASE
Thursday 20th December 2018
JLC Board & Council of Membership Change
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced that Gerald Ronson CBE has agreed to lead, jointly with Lord Feldman, the national fundraising effort for the Memorial to the Holocaust and Learning Centre. Following this announcement, the Jewish Leadership Council (‘JLC’) has been informed that Gerald Ronson CBE is stepping down from the JLC’s Board and Council of Membership to focus on his new role; the changes are with immediate effect.
Commenting, Jonathan Goldstein, JLC Chairman said:
“On behalf of everyone at the JLC, I would like to thank Gerald for the tremendous contribution he has made to the JLC since the organisation was founded in 2003. Gerald is one of the greatest leaders in our community and has been an unparalleled mentor for me and so many others.”
Gerald Ronson CBE, commented:
“As 2019 approaches, I have been reviewing my business and Community commitments. I have agreed to support the Government in leading the fundraising campaign for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. I expect that this very important project will take a considerable amount of my time and, coupled with my role as Chairman of the Community Security Trust, the work of my Foundation, and my business interests, I believe that it is time for me to step down from the Jewish Leadership Council. The JLC plays a fundamental role in our community and I am proud to have been of service for the last 15 years; the JLC will continue to have my support and guidance whenever it is needed.”