The Global Leadership Foundation exists to make available, discreetly and in confidence, the experience of former leaders to today’s national leaders.
It does so through its network of Members – former Presidents, Prime Ministers, senior government ministers and other distinguished leaders - drawn together by a desire to give something back to the world.
Working in small teams, in their personal capacity, Members offer private and confidential advice to Heads of Government on any issues of concern to them.
GLF is a not-for-profit foundation, registered in Switzerland and is independent of any government or corporate interest.
GLF Chairman FW de Klerk explains why he set up the Global Leadership Foundation.
GLF Vice Chairman Joe Clark introduces the Global Leadership Foundation.
Kevin Rudd on How Europe can Engage Asia and China
Former President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga at the Rīga Conference
Breaking Glass Ceilings: Reflections on Women’s Leadership
by HELEN CLARK
Putin’s Pyrrhic Victory
by CARL BILDT
Lessons from the Iraq War After 15 Years
by JAVIER SOLANA
Australia in an age of geopolitical transition
by GARETH EVANS
U.S. must be wary in choosing sides, Saudi Arabia vs. Iran
by THOMAS PICKERING
When China Leads
by KEVIN RUDD
GLF ANNUAL MEETINGS
Our Annual Meeting is a pivotal event in our calendar as it brings together the GLF family to create and develop opportunities to achieve what GLF has sought to do since its earliest days.