Gary was appointed as Stand Up’s first CEO in 2009 and has played a key role in overseeing the explosive growth of its programs and volunteer community. Stand Up is all about the Australian Jewish community pursuing social justice and improving the world around us. Their current programs include empowering Sudanese refugees, engaging with remote Aboriginal communities and running innovative education programs for the Jewish community. Gary was previously the Hillel Director in Sydney where he mentored and trained Jewish university students, and was lucky to staff 12 Israel programs. Gary studied Jewish History and International Relations and was born and bread in Johannesburg, South Africa. He enjoys doing triathlons and Crossfit and spending time with his gorgeous twin girls and son.