Emily joined the jLiving Board in 2021. She has extensive experience in planning, having worked in the public and private sectors for the last 18 years and was also involved in other communal, affordable housing organisations prior to joining jLiving.
Joe has had an extensive career in both the public and private sectors including running technology companies across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Recently he has served on the Boards of a number of NHS organisations including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust where he was Vice Chair and acting Chair. He has also served as a Councillor, Cabinet Member for Adult Social care and Health and party Leader in a London Borough.Joe has served as a Trustee of Arthritis Research UK and on the Court of Newcastle University where he was also Chair of the Medical Faculty Development Board.He is also currently a Council Member of the New London Synagogue where he and his family are members.
Jonathan, a Construction Solicitor, joined jLiving’s Property Subcommittee in 2013 and became a Board Member in 2023. He is Head of Construction at Collyer Bristow LLP, Chair of the Society of Construction Law and sits as an Adjudicator on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Construction Adjudicators’ Panel. Jonathan provides assistance and guidance on the legal aspects of jLiving’s construction projects to refurbish its existing housing stock and create new build apartments.
Leon joined the jLiving Board in 2016 following his retirement as the Chief Executive of Nightingale Hammerson, one of the community’s largest providers of care for older people. He subsequently ran the Leo Baeck Housing Association and is an advisory Board member of a home care provider.
Leon is Vice Chair and also chairs the jLiving Marketing Subcommittee and is keen to raise the profile of the organisation.
A former housing professional, Sara has over 30 years of senior management experience in the public sector and not for profit organisations. Sara was the Chief Executive of jLiving until 2015 and was elected to the Board in 2020. Sara also serves on the Housing Operations Subcommittee and is a trustee of the JBG Housing Trust.
After a 46-year career working in IT, Steve sought voluntary work within the wider community. He became a member of jLiving’s Finance and Audit Subcommittee in June 2019 and in June 2020 he was appointed to the Board with responsibility for IT projects.
Since December 2020 Steve has represented jLiving on The Board of Deputies.
Additionally, Steve volunteers for The Association of Jewish Refugees, Jewish Care, Holocaust Memorial Day and his local library. He is also the founder and presenter of Tech Talk, a non-profit technology training initiative specialising in helping the older community to get the most from their smartphones, tablets and computers.