Businessman Robin Klein is the new chairman of the Jewish Chronicle, taking over this week after the retirement of Peter Levy, OBE.
South African-born Mr Klein, who is chairman of the Accelerator Group, an investment company focusing on digital media, is a member of South Hampstead Synagogue.
He said: “I am honoured to have been appointed to such an important position. The Jewish Chronicle is the world’s oldest Jewish newspaper, and has for the past 168 years had a unique place in Anglo-Jewry. In the fast-changing media world, I hope to be able to help the JC attain even greater heights over the next few years.”
The JC’s managing director, Alan Rubenstein, paid tribute to Peter Levy’s “immense contribution to the business” over the years and on behalf of the Board and members of staff wished him well in his retirement.