Archives: Our Team
Jenna Baskin is the CEO of MCI, a multi award-winning training and education company delivering learning to the ASX200, large government organisations, and individuals across Australia. She was responsible for the creation of MCI’s online consumer division, the MCI Institute, and the transition of the organisation into the digital learning landscape. Jenna led the sale of MCI to APM, Australia’s largest private human services provider.
Jenna has a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She was on the Australian Institute of Management 30 Under 30 list and serves on the boards of Mum for Mum and the Jewish National Fund.
Caryn Sandler is a Partner and the Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer at Gilbert + Tobin. Caryn leads the Legal Service Innovation Team and G+T Innovate. These teams provide specialised services to support Gilbert + Tobin’s legal service delivery, and also deliver new tools and services benefiting the firm’s practice and clients. Caryn’s role encompasses responsibility for over 80 lawyers and business support staff working across Innovation and Legal Transformation, Legal Technology and Legal Project Management.
Prior to this role, Caryn worked as an ECM and M&A lawyer in both Australia and the UK.
Caryn is a regular speaker at global legal technology and innovation conferences and was recognised as one of Australia’s top legal innovators in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018. Caryn also won ‘Innovator of the Year’ in the Women in Law Awards 2019. Caryn is a member of the Steering Group for the Chief Innovation Officers Forum, Australia and is a GROWL (Global Rise of Women in LegalTech) mentor.
Caryn has a combined Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws from UNSW and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (Finsia).
Appointed Chair March 2020
Craig is the Co-CEO and Founder of Blue River Group, an impact investment services firm. Prior to establishing Blue River Group in 2015, Craig spent 25 years in the finance sector, 22 of which were at the investment bank Macquarie Group. He was the Global Group Treasurer & Executive Director at Macquarie prior to retiring from banking in 2012. Craig has been an active member of the Jewish community having previously served as Treasurer of Emanuel Synagogue and was also a member of the JCA Investment Committee.
Michelle is a director of a private investment company, and has more than 30 years financial services experience, including 10 years as Chief Investment Officer of Ivany Investment Group. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and also a qualified Chartered Accountant. She currently chairs Impact Asset Management and the Investment Committee of Impact Investment Group, is a member of Quintessential Equities’ Advisory Board, advises HNW families and works for a number of philanthropic organisations. Michelle is currently a member of Global Citizen’s Policy Advisory Board in New York, and until recently was a Director of So They Can, an African NGO. She has previously served on a number of NSW Jewish Communal Appeal boards.
Glenn Wein is principal of Wentworth Capital Group. Most recently Glenn was Head of Private Equity at Consolidated Press Holdings Limited and CEO of Arctic Capital Limited. Prior to CPH Glenn was a Managing Director of Rothschild Australia and Head of Principal Investments. Glenn’s prior career was with Morgan Stanley’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group in both New York and Menlo Park.
Glenn graduated with an MBA from Columbia Business School and holds both a Bachelor of Laws (honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
Former Honorary Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School, City University, London. Previous past Director of the Masters of Technology Management/Academic Faculty School of Management UNSW Business School/AGSM, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Dr Royal is founder and principal of Sans Group Capital a private investment management company. She is an advisory board/committee member to several private equity start – up companies across a diversified range of industry sectors. Previously Dr Royal provided advisory and research services that evaluated publicly listed companies through Human Capital analysis and its links to corporate performance to the domestic and international investment management and investment banking financial services industry across global equity markets. Prior to her consulting and academic roles, she held senior line human capital and organizational change positions in the manufacturing and retail sectors.
Michele is CEO of Asthma Australia, having played a key role in the merger of several Asthma Foundations to form a stronger, national body. She was previously CEO of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, an organisation which provides learning programs to support sustainable social enterprises.
Her career has spanned both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. A strategic thinker with a strong background in marketing and communications, she is passionate about deriving collaborative approaches to achieve progress where single organisations are limited and developing partnerships to increase organisational capacity and impact.
Michele has a Bachelor of Business from UTS, a a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an alumni of the Sydney Leadership Program.
Claire started her career as a social worker in the 1970s and worked for ten years as a caseworker. She then moved into NSW Health to run Statewide programs and quality reviews and develop policy in diverse areas such as women’s health, NGO funding reform, violence against women and helping victims of crime. Claire moved to the Attorney General’s Department to head up the NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women and was then Director of Victims Services for five years.
Claire moved to NSW Ageing Disability and HomeCare and as a senior executive worked across portfolios relating to Attendant Care, closure of large residential institutions, allocation of HACC funding and was General Manager, Home Care Service of NSW.
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Warren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Masters in Marketing. He has worked in government, private and not for profit sectors. He commenced working for the State Government as an Investment Analyst for GIO and then research analyst for Department of Industrial Development and Decentralisation, before establishing a number of start-up businesses including indoor sporting centres and retail and wholesale licenced sporting apparel.
He joined JewishCare as Manager of Print35 and has since worked in a number of roles in the organisation. As Executive Office he oversees marketing and brand management.
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Andrew’s portfolio includes financial management, information technology, facilities and administration.
Completing a BSc Honours Degree in Economics in 1980, Andrew went on to earn a post-gradual qualification in International Trade before migrating to Australia in 1984. Here, he completed a Masters degree in Professional Accounting at UNSW in 1988.
Andrew has worked for over 30 years in senior financial management roles, mostly with not for profit organisations. His professional experience has been recognised by advancing to the status of Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA).
Andrew commenced in this role with JewishCare in 2004, exactly 20 years to the date when he arrived to Australia, with the support of Jewish Welfare Society – as JewishCare was known then.
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