Our Board and Governance
JCS is governed by a Board of Management who determine the organisation’s strategic direction and to whom the General Manager reports. Our Board members come from within the SA Jewish and the broader community who provide their valuable time and expertise in a range of areas to ensure exceptional corporate governance.
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Board Members are well positioned to provide professional advice and guidance in order to:
Develop and enhance JCS strategies and plans
Improve operational effectiveness
Ensure prudent regulatory compliance, financial and risk management
Improve client, community and stakeholder engagement and communication flow
Ensure JCS can actually deliver on its core purpose and objective
Board members are elected from the membership at the AGM in accordance with the JCS Rules of Association (Constitution).
Rob is a Sydney ex pat who has called Adelaide home since 1999. Rob is serving his seventh concurrent term on the Board of Management of JCS and fifth as Chairman.
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Rob hails from a diverse background: his mother a Czech Holocaust survivor and his father an Italo-Libyan who fought in the Israeli War of Independence. His mother was a founding volunteer at the Sydney Holocaust Museum.
His career spans a quarter of century in commodities marketing, trading and finance, both in corporate senior management positions as well in independent international consultancy. Rob is the founder and Executive Director of a leading internet broadcasting services company and has been a pioneer in the Australian webcast industry since 2000.
Rob has a Bachelor of Business majoring in marketing and international trade.
Jill was appointed to the board in 2015 and is the CFO and Company Secretary of the Nova Group of Companies. Nova is an engineering consulting services company, headquartered in Adelaide, and with offices around Australia, and in the UK, Singapore and New Zealand.
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In her role as CFO, Jill is responsible for ensuring that the group has the financial resources to execute its strategic priorities, and delivers value to its shareholders, overseeing finance and payroll processes, regulatory compliance, financial reporting and group performance.
Jill has a diverse background, working mainly in Defence and technology industries in software engineering and project management, before transitioning to a career in corporate services management and financial management.
Jill’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Mathematics), MBA, and Master of Commerce (Accounting). Jill is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). Jill and her family are members of the Beit Shalom Synagogue.
Janice was born in Scotland and migrated to South Australia in 2012 following many years living in South Africa. Along with her husband, Tomas, and son Joshua, Janice is a member of the Beit Shalom Synagogue.
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Janice established a successful design and laser engraving business with her husband 5 years ago which has built a solid client base both here in SA and interstate
Janice joined the JCS Board in February 2017 and is a volunteer community visitor as part of the JCS community visitors scheme (CVS). As a new board member, Janice is looking forward to making a positive contribution towards improving services and outcomes for the SA Jewish community.
Janet returned to the JCS board as a General Member in 2015, and has previously served as Treasurer. She is the financial officer of University of South Australia Students Association.
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Previously, Janet was an accountant with Not for Profit Accounting Services for 10 years, and serviced a wide range of third sector clients.
Janet and her husband, who have lived in Adelaide for 20 years, are active members of Beit Shalom Synagogue and the Jewish community.
BERRY Van VUUREN
Berry completed her nursing training in South Africa. She has worked in public, private and not for profit organisations in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia and has extensive nursing and leadership experience.
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Berry has led teams in intensive care, the disability sector, cardiology intervention, palliative care and led change management teams in her career.
She has also held a senior nursing management role in a private hospital as well as a senior role for the Society for Jewish Handicapped in South Africa.
Berry moved from New Zealand to Australia in 2011 and manages a multidisciplinary team in a not for profit inpatient specialist palliative care unit in Adelaide.