Grant is co-founder and Exec Chair of Sydney-based, private equity & investment firm, Parc Capital. This forms part of a 30-year background in investment and banking industries, including a 15-year career at Macquarie Bank.
Grant has held a broad range of communal roles inc. six years as President of the Emanuel School Board, where he was award Life Membership for his significant services. This included roles as Chair of the Emanuel School Foundation, Chair of the Investment Committee and successfully chairing three Capital Appeals across the Emanuel community (2013 & 2021 & 2023), raising over $40m. Grant has also served as a member on the NSW Jewish Board of Governors.
Grant’s wife, Ilana, works the Sydney Jewish Museum and their children have progressed through Emanuel School, celebrating their being Bat Mitzvah in 2017 and 2019. In 2018, Grant’s own conversion through Emanuel Synagogue provided a deep immersion in Jewish studies and a true sense of unification to our community.
Treasurer / Chair of Investment, Finance & Risk Committee
Ian Rathmell joined the Emanuel board as Treasurer in 2021. Ian is Head of Global Client Group Operations, Australia for Dimensional Fund Advisors. Dimensional is an investment firm with 40 years of history applying academic research to practical investing with over AUD$900B assets under management. A CFA charterholder, Ian holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Louisiana State University.
Ian relocated from Austin, TX to the Dimensional Sydney office in 2016 and connected immediately with our Emanuel Synagogue, its values, and celebration of the LGBTQ+ members. Ian hails from Birmingham, Alabama growing up in a family with a deep history of lay leaders in the Jewish community. Growing up, Ian held leadership positions in his local B’Nai B’rith Youth Organisation (BBYO) and his University Jewish Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu.
Ian resides in Erskineville with his partner, Brandon Srot and enjoys attending Shabbat Live, playing soccer with Sydney Rangers, and practicing guitar.
Eve Altman has been part of Emanuel Synagogue their whole life and has celebrated all life cycle events here – her mother’s conversion, parents marriage, naming ceremony, and Bat Mitzvah.
Eve is currently the Director of Impact and Advocacy at NIF Australia and previously worked for the Sydney Alliance, engaging local communities in policy action on climate change and affordable and renewable power solutions.
Eve has been an active member of several Jewish community organisations including Habonim Dror, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, and Limmud Oz.
Lauren Cavana has over 16 years’ experience in Human Resources and is inspired by growing and creating value for people and for organisations.
Lauren’s experience spans across global live entertainment, technology, marketing, data, retail and HR service businesses.
Lauren grew up with Emanuel Synagogue, attending the preschool and high school and having her Bat Mitzvah with Rabbi Kamins with a family of her own now it’s important to her to contribute to the community.
The son of Holocaust survivors. Danny was a youth leader & active parent of Habonim Dror including Mazkir of NZ Habonim and President of the Parents and Friends of Sydney Habonim.
A Coogee Synagogue Board member for over 8 years, a host of the Progressive UIA and the JCA. Long term involvement and leadership roles with Maccabi culminating in his role as President of Maccabi NSW. He was a Governor of the JCA, and a member of the Maccabi Australia Board.
In 2016 he received the Shofar Award for outstanding service to the Jewish Community, from the JCA. Chair of the Shoah Remembrance Committee for 6 years and a current NSWJBD Deputy. Currently Vice President of the UPJ. Member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants. Over 30 years experience in small business.
Amanda is a Partner at Clayton Utz, a leading Australian law firm. She specialises in employment, whistleblowing, discrimination and employee privacy and has a wealth of knowledge about employment and human resources management across organisations, as well as governance issues, succession, culture and relevant areas of legal risk.
Amanda is also a member of the Law Society of New South Wales’ Employment Law and Diversity and Inclusion committees and contributes to policy initiatives and thought leadership in those areas for the legal profession.
Amanda is married with a young daughter. Amanda and her family have celebrated a number of momentous life milestones at the Synagogue, including her wedding which was officiated by Rabbi Kaiserblueth and her daughter’s naming ceremony which was led by Rabbi Ninio.
David co-founded and served as co-CEO of BetaShares Capital, a leading Australian fund manager specialising in exchange traded funds (ETFs) and other funds traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). He commended his career as a lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills and also worked as an investment banker in Sydney and New York at Macquarie Bank and Goldman Sachs. He has degrees from the University of New South Wales and Stanford University.
David is married with two children: a daughter who celebrated her Bat Mitzvah at Emanuel Synagogue in 2021, and a son who looks forward to celebrating his Bar Mitzvah in 2024.
Jeremy co-founded and acted as co-CEO for TAXIBOX for 12 years. TAXIBOX is now Australia’s largest, most recognisable and innovative mobile self-storage business with operations across Australia.
Jeremy is now working on a new proptech startup, Happly, which is an online marketplace for people moving home. Prior to starting TAXIBOX, he worked at Grant Samuel corporate finance, involved in capital raisings, mergers & acquisitions, and company valuations.
Jeremy married Samantha in 2015 in a ceremony officiated by Rabbi Kamins and now has two young daughters, Isla and Indie.