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Meet the ZF team

Paul Charney

Chairman

Paul CharneyPaul was elected to be the public figure head of the organisation in 2012. He writes and speaks frequently on Israel and the wider Middle East, and represents the ZF and Zionist supporters at events across the country.

Born in South Africa, Paul lived for many years in Israel, where he served as a tank Officer in the IDF. Having then moved and studied in the UK, he now runs his own property evaluation business.

Arieh Miller

Executive Director

Arieh MillerArieh has been at the ZF since August 2015, joining us from the Israeli Embassy in London. Arieh has worked and volunteered in a number of roles across the Jewish and Zionist community, from local synagogues to national organisations gaining an aptitude for navigating this complicated arena.

In his spare time Arieh volunteers in a number of ways including as a medic with the London Ambulance Service and Saint John Ambulance. Arieh got a taste for Emergency Medical Assistance following 3 months volunteering for Magen David Adom in Israel. Arieh has spent much of his life going back and forth to Israel, professionally and for social visits, and is a proud Zionist.

Michael McCann

Director of the Israel Britain Alliance

Michael is the Director of the Israel-Britain Alliance (IBA).

The IBA is an advocacy project of ZFUK.

The IBA works with all parts of civil society, religious and secular groups, the trade union movement and all levels of government to celebrate Britain’s relationship with Israel.
It’s mission is to bring clarity to the Israel/Palestinian conflict, other pressing issues in the Middle East and globally.

Chris

Communications, Media & Campaigns

Chris is responsible for managing the communications work for the ZF, including both traditional and social media. Alongside drafting statements, press releases, speeches and articles, Chris takes an active role in campaigning work, including overseeing the annual Lobby Day of Parliament.

He has visited the Middle East several times, and his Israel highlight was running in the Jerusalem marathon.

Steve

Training & Campaigns

Steve is responsible for overseeing the advocacy training programme for activists. He also takes an active role in the development and running of ZF campaigns as well as  overseeing the ZF’s annual Israeli Knowledge Seminar.

Steve was born in the UK but grew up in the Jewish community in Pretoria, South Africa before spending a year living in Israel doing Ulpan on kibbutz Ma’agan Michael where his love for Israel and Zionism grew. Back in the UK he trained and practiced as an architect before his passion for Zionism brought him to the ZF. Steve is also an accomplished professional photographer being short-listed for a “Travel Photographer of the Year” award  for his life portraiture of people in the old city of Jerusalem.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys going to the gym, swimming, cinema and spending time with his family.

Dalia

Events Co-ordinator

Dalia was born in Israel, moving to Italy and Germany before settling permanently in the UK at the age of 12. She is married with four children – two of them now living in Israel – and seven grandchildren. Dalia has been at the ZF for over 10 years and has been responsible for a vast number of ZF events during that time.

She enjoys organising the hospitality and logistic for speakers and performers visiting the UK. In her spare time, Dalia is very involved in her local community and synagogue. She likes cooking entertaining, planning parties, concerts and going to Israel.

Amit

Head of Marketing & PR

Amit  joined the ZF in October 2009 and is responsible for managing marketing & PR for the ZF.
Part of her role is to plan short and long term strategic marketing initiatives as well as promotional events and fundraising campaigns to raise the profile of the ZF brand.
Amit also works collaboratively with local and foreign media, successfully raising the global awareness of the ZF.
Amit has a BA degree in Communications & Psychology from Ben Gurion University in Israel and served as a Military Police Officer in the Israeli Army.

Susie

Office Manager & PA to Executive Director

Susie joining the ZF in September 2015. After graduating in Computer Studies, Susie spent a number of years as a computer programmer until her marriage. With a young family, Susie became a part-time PA to the Senior Director of a specialist tour company, then Synagogue Administrator for many years.

Susie’s hobbies include cross-stitch, Scrabble and genealogy (she has traced her family tree back to 1537).