Fiona Kanter Fiona Kanter made Aliya from London to Jerusalem in September 1986 after serving as Social Secretary to the Ambassador of the State of Israel at the Israeli Embassy in London.
Before taking a break to raise a family, Fiona worked for the Hyatt Regency (now Dan) Hotel in PR, Sales & Marketing, for First Lady Aura Herzog, for the CEO of the Mamilla project, and then for venture capitalist, Erel Margalit, at Jerusalem Pacific Ventures.
Following her position as Coordinator for Mayor Nir Barkat’s Election Anglo Campaign and Election Day Volunteer Coordinator for the Ginot Ha’ir Election District in 2008, Fiona joined Deputy Mayor Naomi Tsur in a voluntary capacity as Consultant on Public Participation for Environmental Affairs. She became a member of the municipal Healthy Cities’ Committee, coordinating the sub-committee on youth-at-risk, and Arts & Sculpture Committee, both chaired by Naomi Tsur. Fiona was the Initiator & Planner of the Deputy Mayor’s Mid-Term Town Hall Conference in November 2011 and in 2010, co-produced the OECD Gala Event at the Israel Museum & in 2011, an event with opera singer Andrea Bocelli on behalf of the Tourism Department of the Jerusalem Development Authority.
In 2009, Fiona was appointed Director of PR, Marketing and Community & Resource Development at the Ginot Ha’ir Community Center, Jerusalem, during which time she re-vamped and re-branded the marketing strategy of the center.
Following a personal tragedy in 2010, Fiona has been a very active member of the “AMI – Neshima” Board – an organization dedicated to reaching out to youth-at-risk country-wide (www.artists.org.il). Neshima utilizes Jewish values, music, art and non-conventional and holistic ideology to re-spark the souls of our ever-increasing numbers of disenchanted youth coming from all sectors of our population. She was recently appointed by the City Council as the public interface for the Committees on Alcohol, Drugs and Violence.
Since July 2012, Fiona is Director of International Relations & Strategic Project Development for Green Pilgrim Jerusalem and is the Producer of the First International Jerusalem Symposium on Green & Accessible Pilgrimage, coordinating all its accompanying musical and cultural events, amongst which the Cool Globes public art exhibition on the Mamilla Esplanade and the first ever solar-powered eco-cinema screening on the Old City Walls of Jerusalem.