Sir Maurice Hatter elected President of World ORT


11 May 2004 At World ORTs recent General Assembly held in New York, Sir Maurice Hatter was elected the organisations President. Sir Maurice takes over from Justice Richard Goldstone, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, who handed over the reins after a second four-year term. Dr. Jean de Gunzburg, the great-great nephew of Baron Horace Gunzburg one of ORTs founders, was appointed Deputy President. In a letter to Robert Singer, Director General of World ORT, Prime Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair said, I am particularly pleased to note that Sir Maurice Hatter, an outstanding benefactor of educational causes, is to become President of your organisation, further strengthening links between ORT and this country. I wish him well and I wish ORT many more years of continued success. Sir Maurice, Chairman and Owner of IMO Precision Controls Limited, and Founder of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Studies at University College Hospital in London, follows in the footsteps of previous World ORT Presidents, Professor Ephraim Katzir and Chaim Herzog, both former Presidents of the State of Israel; Lord Young of Graffham, Former UK Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; and Ambassador David Hermelin, Former US Ambassador to Norway. Robert Singer, Director General of World ORT said, I am delighted that the General Assembly elected Sir Maurice Hatter, one of our most generous and involved layleaders, as our next President. I am looking forward to the ongoing success and development of our activities with Sir Maurice at the helm of World ORT.