Bernie Myers is the new Norwood chairman, succeeding Michael Teacher, who is stepping down.
The 64-year-old chartered accountant has experience of a wide range of management roles. He is a consultant at NM Rothschild and Sons and a Moss Bros group director.
He said: "Norwood provides the safety net for children and families in the Jewish community and I am clear about the responsibility I am taking on to help lead the organisation into the future. Norwood is changing as we respond to meeting the needs and aspirations of the people we support."