Michael Newman is Chief Executive of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR), which represents and supports Holocaust refugees and survivors in Great Britain. He is a member of the UK delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). As well as being an advisor on Holocaust-era restitution issues, guiding Holocaust survivors and refugees, and their families, with applications for compensation and the recovery of Holocaust era assets, he worked with the UK government to create the position of UK Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues and now advises incumbent Lord Eric Pickles. Outside of work, Michael is President of the Anglo-Jewish Association (AJA) and is a founding member and Director of the Claims Conference. He is a regular speaker, panellist and moderator at commemorative events. He was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2021.