BRUCE Goldsmith has commenced his role as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the JCA.
“I look forward to meeting the many stakeholders who make up our diverse community and to finding innovative ways to more deeply engage those who currently sit on the periphery of our world,” Goldsmith said.
“While the JCA model is to be admired, I believe we can do even more to improve our effectiveness and to improve the reach of our 23 constituent member organisations for the benefit of those in our community who need it most.”
Goldsmith, who is a North Shore Temple Emanuel board member, has travelled the world studying and working.
He was born in New Zealand, met his wife Shelley while harvesting bananas on a kibbutz in Israel, studied robotics and automation in the United Kingdom and established a start-up in the United States.
Since moving to Australia, Goldsmith has worked for Vodafone, Telstra and other large companies.
JCA president Stephen Chipkin said Goldsmith is ideally placed to build on the strong platform that was established by former CEO Daniel Grynberg.
Last year “saw record levels of fundraising and we are enjoying high levels of energy and engagement internally and externally and excellent relationships with our member organisations”, Chipkin said.
“There is strong momentum and renewed interest in what JCA does and can do to help secure the future of our local community.”
He said Goldsmith has the perfect set of skills for the CEO role.
“He brings business, stakeholder management and strategic experience as well as a strong community involvement.
“All those skills will be called into very good use as we undertake a range of exciting initiatives in the areas of engagement and in fundraising,” Chipkin said.
“This is an exciting time for Bruce to be joining JCA, and I am sure that the whole community joins me in wishing Bruce every success in his new role.”