Young reformer in race to be Board vice president


The co-founder of a lobby group to reform the Board of Deputies is bidding to become the organisation’s youngest officer.

Richard Verber, 30, the campaigns and communications manager of World Jewish Relief, who represents Limmud at the Board, today announced that he is to contest the vice-presidency next month.

He launched the Changing The Board group ahead of the previous elections three years ago, which has campaigned to make the Board more representative of women and young people.

The Manchester-born deputy has already built up a track record of community service, as a director of the Union of Jewish Students, a co-chairman of the Limmud winter conference and running the March of the Living trips to Poland.

“I want to put the deputies back at the heart of the Board,” he said. “They are our greatest asset, working hard for the community all across the UK. I want every deputy to be on first-name terms with their local councillors, journalists and MEP, as well as their MP. Through media training and campaigns training, all deputies will have the power to better represent the Board.”

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