Shimon Cohen describes himself as a “spin-consultant”.
Along with his 18-strong team, Cohen is trusted to manage the scandals and promote the work of 70 groups — including communal organisations from the United Synagogue to the Holocaust Educational Trust and Aish UK.
No communal leader manages to appear as unruffled as Stephen Pack, the president of the United Synagogue. His calm and affable presence will remain at the helm of British Jewry’s largest religious organisation for a further three years, after his unopposed election for a second term last month.
Paul Charney has never been one to shy away from a fight.
As a former tank commander for the Israel Defence Forces and current chairman of the Zionist Federation, he says he has always had to stand strong in his ongoing battle against anti-Israel activists — both on and off the field.
Stephanie Shirley has had a remarkable life. She came to Britain as a five-year-old refugee from Nazi persecution in 1939; she had a nervous breakdown and considered suicide after her only son was diagnosed with severe autism — and now she has donated 90 per cent of her multi-million pound technology empire to more than 100 charitable projects.