Jonathan Goldstein to step down as JLC Chair

JLC Chair Jonathan Goldstein today announced his resignation to the JLC Council of Membership.

Mr Goldstein explained that it has regrettably become unsustainable for him to be able to continue as JLC Chair whilst running an increasingly complex business and ensuring he has time for his family.

An election will now be held amongst JLC Council members to elect a new chair. Eligible candidates need to be members of the JLC Council and nominations will open in early December. A new Chair will be in place following an election in early January.

Jonathan Goldstein, outgoing Chair of the JLC said:

“It has been a privilege to serve as Chair of the JLC for the last four and a half years and I am proud of all our enormous achievements. I have enjoyed being an active and present Chair. Recent events and pressures have made it impossible for me to be as present as I would want to be and as the JLC needs me to be. I have taken the painful but necessary decision to step down. I am incredibly proud of my achievements as Chair, from playing a leading role fighting antisemitism within the Labour Party to our rapid response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Looking at the JLC Trustee Board gives me huge confidence for the future. I am reassured that the future of the JLC is in very safe hands under strong and professional leadership with a highly capable pool of nominees to succeed me around our Council table.”

Debbie Fox, Vice Chair of the JLC said:

It has been my honour to have worked alongside Jonathan over a period of unprecedented impact and growth for the JLC. Thanks to his insightful leadership, he steps away from an organisation that is facing its future with clarity of vision, alignment and a clear remit to build on the strong  strategic foundations that have been set over his tenure.  He should take ownership of this legacy and feel justifiably proud.