Board of trustees

Joanna Millan (chair) is a trustee of the Association of Jewish Refugees and former trustee of the London Jewish Cultural Centre, where she had responsibility for the Holocaust department. Joanna regularly speaks to young people throughout the UK about her experiences of surviving the Holocaust and has been involved in training Holocaust educators in China for several years.

Des Cohen (treasurer) is a chartered accountant and managing partner of an accountancy practice. He is a former trustee of the London Jewish Cultural Centre.

Trudy Gold is a former chief executive of the London Jewish Cultural Centre. She has taught Jewish history, specialising in Holocaust studies, for the past 30 years. Trudy is academic editor of the online resource, Explaining the Holocaust, and was editor of the UK teaching programme, Understanding the Holocaust.  She authored The Timechart History of Jewish Civilisation.

Philip Rubenstein is a marketing and communications consultant. He was formerly director of the UK Parliamentary War Crimes Group, founding director of the Holocaust Educational Trust, board member of the Britain-Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM), and a London region committee member of the Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations (CEMVO).

Programme director

Professor Glenn Timmermans has taught at the University of Macau since 2001, where he teaches Jewish history, Holocaust studies, Macau history, as well as theatre studies and English literature. He was appointed associate professor in 2006. Glenn is a member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and the Macau Historical Dictionary.

Remembering Jerry Gotel, z’l

Jerry Gotel, who died in October 2017, was a pioneering Jewish educator and historian, and a founder trustee of the International Centre for Jewish Studies – created in part to continue the work with educators in China that he initiated and led for over a dozen years. Read more