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Our People

Norwood is all about people

It's about the people we support, our supporters and the people who work with us, both staff and volunteers.

Norwood people are inspiring individuals who share our belief that everyone should be able to live the life they choose. There are thousands of us in the UK, within the Jewish community and beyond, not just celebrities, and expert advisors, but people from every kind of background who all care about Norwood’s vision and want to help make a difference.

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Our Patrons


Her Majesty The Queen

Joint Presidents

Lord Mendelsohn and Lady Mendelsohn CBE

Honorary Life Presidents

David Ereira
Sir Trevor Chinn CVO
Clive Marks OBE
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild
Carol Sopher

Key Leaders

Lord Mendelsohn and Lady Mendelsohn CBE

Lord Mendelsohn Lady Mendelsohn CBE Lord Jonathan Mendelsohn was created a Life Peer as Baron Mendelsohn of Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet in 2013.

Lady Nicola Mendelsohn CBE is Facebook's Vice-President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Neville Kahn - Chair

Neville KahnNeville is Managing Partner of NW Europe Financial Advisory at Deloitte LLP. He specialises in corporate restructuring and insolvencies and has worked in this sector for over 25 years.

Neville has been involved with Norwood as a supporter for a number of years and has appeared as a guest speaker at Norwood fundraising events. In 2005, he co-founded the Norwood Distressed Investors Dinner Committee.

Neville is also active in several other community organisations and is both a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London.

Elaine Kerr - Chief Executive

Elaine KerrElaine Kerr joined Norwood in November 2011 from Chai Cancer Care where she was the CEO for four years.

Before this, Elaine worked in the NHS for more than 14 years, holding a variety of board posts. She is a member of the IHM.

Elaine leads our Senior Management Team.