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

Charlotte Bowdery joins GLF as Executive Administrator

GLF welcomes Charlotte Bowdery as the Foundation’s new Executive Administrator.   Charlotte was born and educated in London and has a degree in Politics and International Relations, majoring in Global Security and Gender Studies. Before joining GLF, Charlotte has...

GLF Welcomes Elbegdorj Tsakhia as a Member

GLF is delighted to announce that Elbegdorj Tsakhia has joined the Foundation as a Member. Elbegdorj served as Prime Minister of Mongolia (1998-1999) and President of Mongolia (2009-2017). You can find out more about Elbegdorj here. 

Leonardo Davoudi joins Strategy and Development Committee

Leonardo Davoudi has accepted the invitation of Victor Blank, Chairman of the Strategy and Development Committee, to join the Committee. Leonardo Davoudi is a Partner in Saidler & Co, a Member of the GLF International Council, and a Global Macro and Geopolitical...

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...

Articles & Interviews By GLF Members

Carl Bildt
The Role of Women in Reducing Conflict in Africa

Interview with JOYCE BANDA

Carl Bildt
What the Next EU Leadership Must Do


Chester A. Crocker
Democracies Aren't the Peacemakers Anymore


Gareth Evans
The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood


Helle Thorning-Schmidt
AI and gender equality


Helen Clark
Israel-Gaza Conflict and New Zealand's Role

Interview with HELEN CLARK 

Ghassan Salame
War and Peace in the 21st Century

Interview with GHASSAN SALAMÉ