Chief Executive Officer
Saul holds a BCom, PDBA and MBA. He founded Helping Hands, the ‘young’ fundraising division of the Chevrah Kadisha in 2005, with a view to sustaining and carrying forward the legacy of caring for the needy of our community with dignity and respect. Saul has played a key role in the transformation and strategic direction of the Chevrah Kadisha over the past decade. Saul was appointed as joint CEO in 2016 and assumed the role of sole CEO in 2018.
Chief Financial Officer
After studying in a Talmudic College in Israel for a number of years, Jacques returned to South Africa to complete his BCom (Hons) in Accounting and received his CA(SA) in 2003. While completing articles at Grant Thornton he gained exposure to a wide range of industries in addition to IT, audit and financial modelling. Since 2004, Jacques has worked in the Financial Services sector heading up the finance and accounting functions of various financial service institutions. He joined the Chevrah Kadisha Group in October 2013. Jacques is passionate about financial reporting and processes as well as people development.
Group Manager: Social Services
Glynne has a BA Social Work Honours Degree from the University of Witwatersrand, 1987. She has worked extensively in the field of substance abuse, child care and family services as a social worker, supervisor and manager. Glynne joined the Chevrah Kadisha Community Social Services in 2000 and her passion for the profession and her compassion towards people has inspired her achieve roles of leadership and management within the Chev Group.
Group Manager: Care
Lijahne is a Clinical Psychologist who joined the Chevrah in 2008. She did her BA, Honours and Masters in Psychology at Stellenbosch University. In 2006 she completed her internship at Sterkfontein Hospital and the following year did community service at the SA National Defence Force. Lijahne is very passionate about working with all people of all ages, with different diagnoses and abilities.
Group Manager: Catering and Facilities
Colin holds a BTh (Theology) degree from the South African Theological Seminary of South Africa, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from Aston University (Birmingham, UK). He previously worked within the hospitality industry and headed up a management consultancy.
Group Manager: Programming
Tracy completed her Masters in Social Policy and Management at the University of Cape Town in 2002. After her studies Tracy moved back to Johannesburg where she grew up and was employed at ORT South Africa, where she worked for 7 years as the Head of Skills Development. She joined the Chevrah Kadisha in January 2011 and has spent the last 7 years building the Protected Employment department. She is excited about the possibilities still to be explored in her area.
Group Manager: People
Joni has over 15 years HR experience derived from both Corporate and SMME exposure. Her holistic understanding of HR across diverse businesses has allowed her to make an insightful, strategic people impact on business. Joni holds a B.A. (Psychology) and B.A. (Hons) Psychology degree from RAU. Prior to joining the Chevrah Kadisha Group in July 2018, Joni managed her own HR consultancy for 9 years. She also occupied HR Management roles in several divisions of Discovery Health, as well as Recruitment roles in the Financial Services Sector. Joni is passionate about getting the best from people, through cultivating a collaborative company culture ripe for productivity and purpose.