Hadassah UK announces the retirement of Mark Addleman after eighteen wonderful years of dedicated service as Executive Director. Mark’s leadership and commitment have been instrumental in advancing our mission and supporting our community.

In Mark’s own words, “I originally came to Hadassah UK to help out for just three days then, I fell in love with this organisation and have stayed for over eighteen years.

I have enjoyed leading Hadassah in the UK and have relished the varied work that has been involved in this position and the many friends that I have made amongst work colleagues around the globe, trustees and amongst Hadassah UK donors.

The road over that time has had plenty of bumps in it, but the fun has been working through them and coming out stronger.

One cannot help but be inspired by Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem and the staff that work there and it has been a privilege to work with them. By their dedication to both Hadasah and to their patients. Hadassah has excelled for over one hundred years in providing world-class healing, teaching and research. To visit the hospital, you can see an example in Israel of how all; Arabs and Jews and Christians are working together.

I leave Hadassah UK in great hands with Rob now taking over and with our excellent Chair of Board of Trustees David Waterman, who has always been there in support and will continue to do so in the future.
I thank you all for your past support and hope that you will continue, as Hadassah and Israel have never needed your support more than now”.


With over 14 years of experience in non-profit organisations across the UK, Rob Taub has a proven track record in fundraising and leadership.

“I am deeply honoured to be appointed as the new Executive Director of Hadassah UK. Mark’s legacy of dedication and leadership has set a high bar, and I am committed to continuing his work to support the Hadassah Medical Organisation. Together with our dedicated team and supportive community, I look forward to advancing our mission of promoting world-class healthcare, medical research, and education both in Israel and globally. This is an exciting new chapter for Hadassah UK, and I am eager to lead us into the future.”


Chair of Board of Trustees David Waterman said, “”We all thank Mark for his absolute dedication and commitment to Hadassah Medical Organisation and for his remarkable contribution to Hadassah UK over the last eighteen years in terms of his leadership and direction. Building on Mark’s success, we look forward to a really exciting new chapter under Rob’s guidance”.