Management Committee

Management Committee


Allen Rosenberg

Following seven years at IBM,  Allen worked in information technology,  business process consulting, and operations management. Since his retirement in 2007, he has played leadership roles in a number of not-for-profit organisations and is a Life Member of the Stroke Recovery Association and Easts Bridge Club. Allen joined the COA Committee of Management in 2018. He adds value to the Committee through his experience in strategic and operations management , project management and  finance management. 


George Freund OAM

George is a man who prizes social connection and when he came in to volunteer in 2009 he very quickly brought his cohort of friends into COA. George’s passion took him on to become president of COA, and he continues to work tirelessly in the role of Vice President.


Gary Knep

Gary is the owner manager of a building company, and has extensive experience in project management, as well as years of involvement in Jewish communal organisations such as CSG. He is very pleased to be working more closely with COA.

Honorary Treasurer and Public Officer

Barry Phillips

Chair Treasury Committee

Barry has extensive senior management experience in leadership of finance disciplines, including in healthcare, aged care and some not-for-profit exposure. He is a passionate advocate of COA’s mission and is delighted to have the opportunity of playing a role in contributing towards COA. Barry joined COA in 2020.

Honorary Secretary

Ben Politzer

Chair Asset Management Committee

Ben has a long history of volunteering as a leader with the Scout Association, and is currently District Commissioner. He is also a volunteer for B’nai B’rith. When Ben retired he wanted to give more back to the community and chose COA, where he has become a valuable member.

Anne Butt

Anne is the daughter of our beloved late Jack Krygier, and follows a strong family tradition in supporting COA. With her history as a registered nurse and founder of an organisation providing home help, Anne brings a wealth of professional knowledge to COA.

Romy Stuhler

Romy is a well-rounded leader having previously held roles in global food companies in Food Innovation, Development, Operations and People & Culture. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Food Science from the University of Pretoria. Romy has a passion and flair for culture, coaching and developing others, helping them to believe in and reach their potential and has recently started her own business (TEN Fit) empowering women to be their happiest and healthiest self.

Peter Cappe

Peter has been a practicing Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW since 1971 and has subsequently obtained a Master of Laws degree. In private practice his focus was on business and commercial law and insurance and civil litigation. He has served as a Local Courts Arbitrator for 21 years and as a District Courts Arbitrator for 9 Years hearing and determining a wide range on civil and personal injury claims.

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