Helping Leaders Govern

Change happens – the choice is whether to lead it or be driven by it

Helping Leaders Govern

Every leader can benefit from discreet and confidential advice

Helping Leaders Govern

Leading change requires a vision of a better future

Global Membership
Global Network
Global Reach

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.

GLF is a not-for-profit foundation, registered in Switzerland and is independent of any government or corporate interest.

Network News

GLF Welcomes Dr Joyce Banda as a Member

GLF is delighted to announce that Joyce Banda, President of Malawi 2012-2014, has joined the Foundation as a Member. She has also served as Foreign Minister, Vice President, and Minister of Gender and Child Welfare. You can find out more about Dr Banda here.

Death of GLF Member John Bruton

It was with great sadness that GLF learned of the passing of GLF Member John Bruton, who had been a Member of GLF since 2018. First elected to the Irish parliament at the age of 22 in 1969, John Bruton served as Minister of Finance, Minister for Industry and Minister...

Salim Salim digital archive published

On 30th September 2023, the Salim Ahmed Salim archives were launched by President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan. The archives capture the diplomatic and geopolitical history of Africa through the eyes of GLF Member Salim Salim. You can view the archives here....

Festus Mogae awarded Medal for Distinguished Leadership

GLF Member Festus Mogae is the recipient of the 2023 George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership. Previous recipients include Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates. President Mogae is recognised globally as a leading personality in the fight against HIV/AIDS and,...

Articles & Interviews By GLF Members

Carl Bildt
The Axis of Outcasts

by CARL BILDT

Gareth Evans
De-Risking Regional Geopolitics

by GARETH EVANS

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
We Need Transformational Change To Be Ready For The Next Pandemic

by ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF

Lakhdar Brahimi
Sudan Must Be Pulled Back From The Brink

by LAKHDAR BRAHIMI, HELEN CLARK, CHESTER CROCKER, MOHAMED ELBARADEI and ROELF MEYER

Chester A. Crocker
US Diplomacy After The Russo-Ukrainian War

by CHESTER CROCKER

Ana Palacio
A Pragmatic COP?

by ANA PALACIO