18 April 2023

Jewish Women’s Aid has announced Monica Tuohy, a Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) sector specialist, as Interim Chief Executive. Monica has a long-standing relationship with JWA and has acted as Interim CEO twice prior to 2023 (in 2009 and maternity cover in 2011). She has also been supporting the senior team and board of trustees since December 2022.

Monica has supported organisations at a senior level for almost 30 years, including Solace Women’s Aid, male victim and perpetrator agency Respect, Southall Black Sisters and the London Boroughs of Haringey and Westminster.

Monica said, “It’s been wonderful working with the JWA team again, and I’m looking forward to overseeing operations until a permanent appointment is made. The focus, as always, is providing high quality support to Jewish women experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence, and engaging the community in our prevention education.”

Chair of the board Caroline Ratner, said, “We’re delighted to have Monica back at JWA, working with our excellent senior team to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.”