Former Executive Director of INSS passes away

By | September 7, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Sir Frank Lowy, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), has passed away. The INSS management and staff, along with members of the board, mourn his loss. No further details have been provided.

Sir Frank Lowy, the esteemed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), has passed away at the age of 92. The news of his demise has deeply saddened members of the INSS Board of Directors, INSS Executive Director Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg, as well as the entire INSS management and staff.


Sir Frank Lowy was a man of great significance in the field of national security. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1930, he survived the Holocaust and later migrated to Australia. In 1955, Sir Lowy co-founded Westfield Corporation, which grew to become one of the world’s largest shopping center companies.

His remarkable business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit brought him immense success, leading to his recognition as one of the most influential businessmen in Australia. In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his outstanding contributions to commerce and philanthropy.

Sir Frank Lowy’s passion for his homeland extended beyond his business ventures. He was deeply committed to the security and welfare of Israel, which led him to become the Chairman of the INSS Board of Directors. Under his guidance, the INSS played a pivotal role in shaping Israel’s national security policies and strategies.

His legacy as a visionary leader will continue to inspire future generations. Sir Frank Lowy’s dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and his relentless pursuit of a secure Israel will forever be remembered.

The loss of Sir Frank Lowy is not only a tremendous loss for the INSS but also for the global community. His impact as a businessman, philanthropist, and advocate for national security will leave a lasting imprint on the world. He will be deeply missed, and his contributions will be remembered with great reverence..