Management Committee - Chevrah Kadisha

Management Committee

Saul Tomson

Saul Tomson

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.

Jacques Simmons

Jacques Simmons

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.

Glynne Zackon

Glynne Zackon

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.

Lijahne Beetge

Lijahne Beetge

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.

Colin Kinnear

Colin Kinnear

Group Manager: Catering and Facilities

Colin holds a BTh (Theology) degree from the South African Theological Seminary of South Africa and is currently pursuing the completion of his MBA through Aston University (Birmingham, UK). Colin previously worked within the restaurant industry and headed up his own management consulting.

Joni Angel

Joni Angel

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.

Shira Rosenbaum

Shira Rosenbaum

Group Manager: Life Enrichment

Shira completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from UNISA in 2000 and spend 20 years working in the Insurance industry in a variety of leadership roles. She became a certified coach in 2015 and ran her own coaching and consulting business for 4.5 years before joining the Chev in July 2021. Shira is passionate about people and believes that individual and organisational success depends on how people connect with one another She is excited about the opportunity to make a difference in enriching the lives of all Chev residents and beneficiaries.

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