Paul Charney was elected Chairman of the Zionist Federation UK and Ireland in 2012.
Born in South Africa, Paul lived for many years in Israel, where he served as an Officer in the IDF Armoured Corps. In 1996 Paul moved to the UK to study Law at Leeds University. In 2002 Paul qualified and worked as a solicitor in the City. In 2006 Paul established a strategic land company based in central London.
Paul is active in the Jewish community. He is Vice- Chairman of Mill Hill Synagogue, regularly speaks on Israel at schools and Israel events and works closely with a number of Israeli organisations.