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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

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.

David Ereira - Chair

David EreiraDavid is a commercial investment real estate consultant with a long involvement with Norwood dating back to 1992. He has a strong belief in the mentoring, development and involvement of young lay people in all aspects of community and charitable work. He brings his commercial expertise to several community organisations.

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.