What we do
CFI works to promote its twin aims of supporting Israel and promoting Conservatism. With close to 2,000 activists as members – alongside 80% of Tory MPs – CFI is active at every level of the Party.
CFI organises numerous events in and around Westminster, takes Conservative parliamentarians and candidates on delegations to Israel, campaigns hard for Tory candidates in target seats, and works to ensure that Israel’s case is fairly represented in Parliament.
Meet the Professional Team
Stuart Polak, Director
Stuart is CFI’s overall director in charge of all aspects of CFI’s ongoing work, activities and campaigns. Stuart oversees all policy formulation, strategy and political activity.
Nathalie Tamam, Political Director
Nathalie manages CFI’s ongoing campaigns, political activities and trips to Israel as well as being responsible for building relationships with Conservative MPs and Parliamentary Candidates. Nathalie is also responsible for the collation and distribution of all CFI’s research and briefings.
James Gurd, Parliamentary Manager
James is responsible for the collation of CFI’s research and briefings. James assists the Political Director in managing CFI’s on-going campaigns, political activities and trips to Israel. James is also responsible for overseeing CFI’s publications and online activities.
Leetal Stark, Projects Manager
Leetal assists the Director and the Political Director in aspects of events management, office management and administration.
Tanyah Murkes, Israel Liaison
Tanyah is based in Tel Aviv and assists with the organisation of CFI’s delegations to Israel. Tanyah is also responsible for the collation of research material in Israel that will assist CFI’s activities in the UK.
Chairman - Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP
Vice Chairmen - James Clappison MP
Officers - David Amess MP, David Burrowes MP, Robert Halfon MP, Priti Patel MP, Lee Scott MP
Chairman of CFI Europe - Timothy Kirkhope MEP
President - Rt Hon Baroness Shephard of Northwold
Vice Chairmen - Stanley Cohen OBE, Sir Michael Heller
Vice Presidents - Rt Hon Sir Timothy Sainsbury, Sir Michael Latham DL, Lord Sanderson of Bowden
Directors of CFI Ltd
Chairman - Andrew Heller
Deputy Chairman - Hilda Worth
Treasurer - Stephen Massey
Directors - David Meller, Stuart Polak
Executive Board - Lance Anisfeld, Andrew Brecher, Loraine da Costa, Jonathan Gough, Edward Lee, Howard Leigh, Jonathan Metliss, Gary Mond