Board Members

Roger Selby- President

President, Roger Selby

Roger Selby is a former partner in a large law firm and corporate solicitor and finance company executive who served for 10 years in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve, including as Executive Officer and Navigating Officer on Attack Class Patrol Boats. For ten years he was the Honorary Secretary of the Zionist Federation of Australia and also the Honorary Secretary of Cremorne Synagogue.

Roger is the son of the late Lt Col CH (Tom Selby) a former member of NAJEX who served in the 6th Division, 2nd Australian Imperial Force.

Vice President Monica Kleinman

Vice President
Monica Kleinman


Monica Kleinman is a psychologist in a specialist private practice treating traumatic exposure. She spent 27 years as an officer of the Australian Army Psychology Corps, retiring in August 2013 after five years as a Staff Officer at HQ Forces Command at Victoria Barracks Sydney.

She has been clinical director of critical incident response programs in several of NSW’s emergency services, retiring from that role in June 2013. After retiring from uniformed service, Monica worked as a Director of Psychological Services on the Federal Government’s Defence Abuse Response Taskforce and now works as a contracted psychologist in Garrison Health. 


Norm Symon RFD ED Board Member

Norm Symon RFD ED Board Member

Norm Symon RFD ED joined the Australian Army as a National Serviceman in 1954 and retired with the rank of Major in 1981. Most of his service was with the Tactical Air Support Signal Squadron and his posts included Officer Commanding 142 Signal Squadron (Task Force) and Staff officer 2 (Operations) Headquarters Communications Zone. Norm saw service in South Vietnam and was selected to participate in training exercises in Papua New Guinea and throughout Australia.

Norm is a committee member of several charitable and Masonic institutions, a former councillor of the Royal United Services Institute of New South Wales and a member of the Board of the Jewish War Memorial.

Norm is the managing director of a company that supplies products to the defence, law enforcement and emergency service sectors. 





Jon Green, Honorary Secretary

Jon Green was a Primary and Secondary Mathematics teacher and Head Teacher for almost 38 years before retiring in July 2013. Currently he is a Civil Marriage Celebrant, having been appointed in 1995. He has also been a Justice of the Peace since 1983.

Jon has served in the Australian Army Reserve for 36 years, first as a soldier in 1981 and after completing OCTU was Commissioned into the Royal Australian Artillery in 1986, Corps transferring to Pay Corps in 2000. He has served in a variety of Regimental and staff roles in both Corps.

He was deployed as the Financial Advisor to the Commander JTF 633 in Baghdad in 2005 and upon his return held sub-unit command in 2005-2006, then serving at HQ 2nd Division and the Army Compliance and Assurance Agency.

Jon is currently serving as the SO2 Soldier Career Management at the Career Advisory Group – Eastern Region at Victoria Barracks.

Immediate Past President Charles Aronson

Immediate Past President, Charles Aronson

Charles Aronson served in the Australian Army Reserve as a Platoon Commander and also as Intelligence Officer for 17th Battalion and 2nd Division (Eastern Command).

Charles has been President of Masada College, Treasurer of the NSW Jewish Communal Appeal, North Shore Chairman of both JCA and UIA, and on the Boards of both the Institute for Jewish Communal Development and the Shalom Institute.

Professionally, Charles was a dealer in antiques, fine arts and Oriental carpets and was President of the Antique Dealers’ Association of New South Wales from 1979 to 1987 and from 1995 until 1999. He was Vice-President of the Australian Antique Dealers’ Association in 1997 and National President of the Australian Antique Dealers’ Association from 2000 to 2006.

He was appointed to the Australian Bureau of Customs Panel for the Verification of Antiques, in 1977 and has been its Chairman since 1979. He was also Director of Fine Arts Education for the Australian Auctioneers & Valuers’ Association, leading the structuring of its professional courses.

After retiring from business in 2006, Charles was appointed Director of Marketing and Development at the Sydney Jewish Museum and is now a Board Member of the Museum and also Chairman of the NSW Jewish War Memorial Trust.

Board Member Harvey Baden

Board Member
Harvey Baden

Harvey Baden RFD served with the 13th Battalion National Service. He was commissioned in the Army Reserve and served in the 30th NSW Scottish Bn; 2/17th RNSWR; 2nd Division (HQ Eastern Command).

He is active on the 30th NSW Scottish Bn committee; the Reserve Forces Association and has been a committee member of the NSW Boer War Association. He is currently serving on a number of committees associated with community development and local council.

Professionally, Harvey held senior management positions in multinational companies across a broad-spectrum of industries developing people and organisations with a focus on marketing, leadership and communication and later as a consultant and public speaker. His consultancy is still active.


Lesley Barold