Wolper Jewish Hospital is an incorporated company limited by guarantee. It is a not-for-profit organization, has authority under the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991, and is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. It is licensed as a Private Hospital in NSW under the Private Health Facilities Act 2007.
The Board of Directors is elected annually and is responsible for the general governance of the Hospital as well as maintaining the Hospital’s aims and objectives. The Board is bound by a constitution. All positions on the Board are held in an honorary capacity and is guided by various advisory committees.
Wolper Jewish Hospital’s By-Laws aim to ensure that all patients admitted to the Hospital receive appropriate care and to ensure a high level of professional performance by all practitioners authorised to practise in the Hospital.
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Wolper Jewish Hospital Board of Directors
Mr Richard Glass
Hospital President & Director, Director of Foundation Trustee Board
Advisor and Company Director
B.A (Hons), MBA, MAICD
• Ex Officio member – All Board Committees
• Chair – Remuneration Committee
An experienced business executive, Richard has over the last 30 years held COO/CEO roles within ASX Top 50 companies and unlisted public companies. He now advises clients on strategy and mentors CEOs, helping them to develop their businesses. He also sits on the Advisory Boards of a number of unlisted public companies.
Richard has been a Board member of Wolper Jewish Hospital for 16 years and has served as Hospital Honorary Secretary and was Vice President for 4 years.
He joined the Board in order to contribute to the community whilst gaining an understanding of the not-for-profit sector. Wolper particularly interested him due to its excellent reputation and uniqueness as a Jewish hospital in Australia. He also felt an affinity for the medical field as his father was a physician who served on the medical boards of a number of hospitals.
Mr Daniel Goldberg
Hospital Vice President & Director
• Chair – Community Genetics Advisory Committee
• Member – Community Partnership Committee
• Member – Governance & Nominations Committee
Daniel is a partner at Addisons where he practises in corporate finance and financial services law. He advises public and private companies and funds on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing and a broad range of other transactions.
He is also a member of Council of Glaucoma Australia, Inc and has served as Honorary Secretary of Glaucoma Australia, Inc. since 2016.
Daniel has been a Board member of Wolper Jewish Hospital for 9 years. With a wife and father in the medical profession, Daniel has long had an interest in healthcare and was keen to use his professional and business experience to assist in the ongoing success of Wolper Jewish Hospital.
Mr Andrew Cohen
Hospital Honorary Treasurer & Director, Director of Foundation Trustee Board
Investment Banker and Company Director
B.Comm (Hons, Tax), ACA
• Chair – Finance, Investment & Audit Committee
• Member – Remuneration Committee
Andrew is a skilled business executive with over 30 years experience as a chartered accountant. He specialises in the provision of corporate advisory and investment banking services to both Australian and international companies. He has had extensive engagement with both public and private company boards on commercial transactions including regulatory, legal, taxation and corporate governance matters, as well as performing company secretarial duties.
Andrew joined the Wolper Jewish Hospital board in August 2016, wanting to make a contribution to the not for profit sector working with an organisation that provides healthcare services to the community and which has wonderful team members.
Ms Josephine Holland
Hospital Honorary Secretary & Director, Director of Foundation Trustee Board
• Chair – Community Partnership Committee
• Chair – Governance & Nominations Committee
• Member – Marketing & Branding Committee
Josephine was a solicitor for over 8 years in private practice at a Sydney top tier firm, working primarily in the health sector acting for clients in both the regulatory and corporate environment.
Josephine was a director of the National Council of Jewish of Women Australia (NSW) for over 12 years and both director and Chair of MUM FOR MUM NCJWA for seven. She has also advised a number of other smaller communal organisations as they took the early steps of establishing their legal and governance framework. Josephine is currently a volunteer with the Friendship Bakery.
Josephine has been a Board member of Wolper Jewish Hospital since 2009 as a nominee of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NSW).
Dr Lesley Andrews
Cancer Genetics Clinician
• Appointed to the Wolper Board November 2017
• Member – Community Genetics Advisory Committee
• Member – Community Partnership Committee
Lesley was a general practitioner for 12 years before completing her Masters degree in genetics. She joined the first Hereditary Cancer Clinic in Australia at Prince of Wales Hospital in 1997, and is now the Head of that department. Lesley also provides care for families at risk of inherited cancer at St George and Wollongong Hospitals. Most recently, she has established JeneScreen, a project to enable all members of our community to undergo online testing for BRCA genes.
Lesley’s communal involvement began with the Moriah pre-school P&F, of which she was President in 1991 and was Treasurer of her group in the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NSW). As a director, Lesley plans to work to ensure the Hospital’s excellent reputation continues. Additionally, she welcomes the opportunity to support the expansion of Wolper’s genetics program.
Accountant & Finance Professional
• Member – Finance, Audit & Investment Committee
Laura has over 20 years of experience as a chartered accountant, working in both professional practice with Deloitte (Australian and the United States) and commercial enterprises (Velocity Frequent Flyer and Aveo). Laura specialises in financial planning and analysis.
Laura joined the Wolper Jewish Hospital Board in 2022 as she wanted to use her professional experience to contribute to the community and the ongoing success of the Hospital.
Dr David Ende
MB.BS., PhD, FRACS (Urol)
• Chair – Medical Advisory Committee
David is a Urologist with current appointments at St Vincent’s General Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Clinic, Norwest Private Hospital, Blacktown Hospital (South Western Area Health) and Westmead Private Hospital.
David joined the Wolper Jewish Hospital Board in 2016. Having operated in the Wolper surgical theatres in the early years of his career, he was motivated to do so to ensure clinicians are given the tools and backup to provide the high level of care for which the Hospital has come to be known. David says he is “very grateful for the support of the Hospital in those early days and believes it a privilege to be able to now support the Hospital in its current form.”
Mr Mark Hadassin
B Com, LLB, LLM
• Member – Finance, Audit & Investment Committee
Mark is a partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and national leader of Deloitte’s Business Tax Services group.
He has been a Board member of Wolper Jewish Hospital for 6 years including 4 years as Honorary Treasurer. Mark has also been a Board member and Honorary Treasurer of Emanuel Woollahra Preschool and provides pro bono services to Emanuel Synagogue.
Mark joined the Wolper Jewish Hospital Board in 2013 as he wanted to use his professional and personal experience to contribute to the ongoing growth and development of the Hospital.
Mr Eric Lowenstein
Lawyer and Company Director
BBA LLB, MLM, MBA
• Chair – Marketing & Branding Committee
Eric is the Chief Executive Officer of Tego Insurance, an insurance company offering medical indemnity insurance for doctors in Australia. Prior to founding Tego, Eric’s career spanned both insurance and legal services.
After his participation in the Observership Program, Eric was invited to join the Wolper Jewish Hospital Board in 2014. Having young children, Eric believes it is essential to demonstrate the importance of volunteering in order to motivate the next generation to follow the same path. He also believes Wolper is a wonderful ‘bridge’ between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities, with the many non-Jewish patients leaving the Hospital with a much better understanding of Judaism and the special nature of our community.
Mr James Nadel
BA (Adv), MBBS (Hon I), MMed, PhD, FRACP
• Member – Medical Advisory Committee
James is a cardiologist and cardiovascular academic with current appointments at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital and St. Vincent’s Clinic.
James joins the board having previously been an observer as part of the Observership Program in 2015. He has been an active member of the Medical Advisory Committee since 2016 and is a Visiting Medical Officer at the hospital. James wants to use his expertise in medicine and experience in hospital governance to continue to give back to a community that has provided him the opportunity to succeed in his career and life.
Ms Jessica Newman
BCom, LLB (Hons), MBA (Technology) with Excellence, GAICD
• Member Marketing & Branding Committee
• Member – Ad Hoc Governance & Nominations Committee
Senior Counsel for the Asia Pacific Region at Mastercard – Data and Services specialising in technology, data, privacy and commercial law, Jessica also provides pro bono legal services to a number of organisations. Jessica was previously a senior lawyer at AMP and MinterEllison.
Jessica has volunteered with a number of organisations including the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NSW), Homeless Persons Legal Service, JCA Project Giving, Kids Giving Back and the Professional Women’s Forum. She was awarded the 2016 B’nai Brith and JNF Jewish Change Makers Young Adult award for contribution to the Jewish Community. Jessica was on the Advisory Board of Advoc8, a political advocacy platform for government relations specialists.
Jessica joined the Wolper Board in 2015 after completing the Observership Program with Wolper in 2014.
Wolper Jewish Hospital Honorary Life Governors
Mr Graham Einfeld OAM
Honorary Life Governor
BCom (NSW) FCA
Graham was a partner of ESV Chartered Accountants for 25 years and was a Consultant to that firm for 10 years specialising in superannuation and retirement planning.
He joined the Wolper Jewish Hospital Board in 1994 and held the positions of Treasurer for 11 years and President for 5 years.
Graham also held leadership positions with Maccabi, served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Moriah College Board, Treasurer of JCA and was a Board Member of Jewish House from 2014 – 2017.
Dr David Golovsky AM
Honorary Life Governor, Director of Foundation Trustee Board
MBBS, FRCS, FRACS
David is a senior urologist and male infertility specialist. Among other distinctions, he is Past Chairman of the Department of Urology and the Division of Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital, Past President and founder the NSW Fellowship of Jewish Doctors and a member of the JCA Communal Awards Committee.
David’s involvement with Wolper started 40 years ago when he was a young urologist operating in Wolper’s operating theatres. He was appointed to the Medical Executive Committee (MEC), now the Medical Advisory Committee, in 1985 and served for over 32 years.
David was appointed as a director of Wolper Jewish Hospital and became Chair of the MEC in 1994, serving in this capacity for 10 years. David became Vice President in 1997 and served in that capacity for 12 years. He served as President from 2009 – 2014 and was appointed Honorary Life Governor of Wolper in 2016.
Mr Daniel Goulburn OAM
Honorary Life Governor, Chair of Foundation Trustee Board
Accountant & Company Director
B.Ec FCPA FTI
Daniel qualified as an accountant and was company director of recently sold family owned businesses in the packaging, plastics and printing industries.
He has served various communal organisations in the areas of health, education and sport in a voluntary capacity for 40 years. Apart from his roles at Wolper, Daniel is the Co-Chair of the Australian Council of Jewish Schools, a Governor and Trustee of Moriah College, Chair of the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Alliance and member of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Steering Committee.
Daniel joined the Wolper Jewish Hospital Board in 2008 as he wanted to continue to contribute to communal not-for–profits after serving as Vice President, Honorary Treasurer and Board Member of Moriah College (1992-2005) and holding various voluntary positions in Maccabi for many years prior.
Mr Sam Karpin OAM
Honorary Life Governor
Wolper was a passion of Sam’s for nearly 50 years. He served as President from its conception and led the Board through three decades of change and growth, culminating in the rebuilding of the Hospital in 1982. He saw the Hospital become financially independent, and was an original Trustee of the Jewish Communal Appeal when it formed in 1967. Sam was appointed Wolper’s first Honorary Life Governor in 2002, in acknowledgement of his vision and dedication that laid the foundations for the Hospital as it is today.
Mr Murray Landis
Honorary Life Governor
BA LLM (Syd)
Murray has been a partner of K&L Gates for nearly 40 years specialising in corporate and commercial law as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Murray joined the Wolper Jewish Hospital Board in 1984, where he served as Vice President from 1988 – 1998 and President from 1999 – 2004. Murray says, “It has been an honour and privilege to have worked with so many fine people at Wolper and, as an Honorary Life Governor, to look back with great pride on what we have achieved.”