Robert was born in Germany and is a survivor of Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. He is a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and serves on a number of charitable trusts. Robert is past president of the Auckland District Society of Notaries.
Robert has served as President of Auckland Hebrew Congregation and Chairman of United Synagogues of NZ. He and his wife Freda, also a Holocaust survivor, are actively involved in Holocaust education. They live in Auckland, New Zealand.
PROFESSOR PAUL MOON
Paul is a New Zealand historian and a professor at the Auckland University of Technology. He is a prolific writer of New Zealand history and biography, specialising in Māori history, the Treaty of Waitangi and the early period of Crown rule. He is presently developing a new online course for AUT, focusing on the Holocaust.
In 2003, Paul was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society at University College London, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Leanne is Director of Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt, Wellington, and comes with over 15 years experience in the museum and art gallery sector.
Leanne holds a Batchelor of Arts (Hons) and a Diploma of Museum Studies. She has worked at the Dowse Art Museum, Petone Settlers Museum, Capital E, Te Papa Tongarewa National Services, and the National Science and Technology Road Show Trust.
Ashley is a regular media commentator on property, energy, and business matters. He is also an active social commentator and co-founder of the Israel Institute of New Zealand. Until recently he was CEO of Property Institute of New Zealand.