Michael Mail studied law at Strathclyde University in Glasgow followed by Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Brandeis University in Boston. He has had a 35+-year career in the charity sector with senior roles in several leading UK-based charities. Michael is a member of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Places of Religion and Ritual, sits on the Executive Committee of ICOMOS-UK, and is on the Board of the Brussels-based Future for Religious Heritage. He is a Trustee of the Garnethill Synagogue Preservation Trust, member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, and sits on the Editorial Committee of Jewish Renaissance magazine. Michael is also an award-winning author with three published novels, and he produced a contemporary photography exhibition entitled ‘Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future’, which is currently touring. Michael is the Founder and Chief Executive of the Foundation for Jewish Heritage.