International Council

The GLF International Council is a group of organisations and individuals who recognize the importance of GLF’s work and support the Foundation financially. Its membership is by invitation.

GLF values input from its supporters in the business community who share the view that improving governance represents one of the biggest challenges of our time.

With democracies around the world under increasing stress in the face of technological innovation, mass migrations, populism, ultra-nationalism, political paralysis and economic anxiety, government institutions are often proving to be either weak and ineffective or rigid and authoritarian. Increasingly transnational actors, such multinational companies, international non-governmental organisations and various opinion-formers wield great power and influence and help shape the environment in which states and political leaders act.

GLF values its connections with members of the International Council throughout the year to share their ideas and understand their aspirations in order to learn, identify project opportunities and assist them in any way that is in line with GLF’s own principles. Occasionally the opportunity may arise for direct participation in a particular project - for example, to provide independent advice on how to promote a positive climate for foreign investment, or how to restructure development activities to alleviate poverty and the causes of civil conflict, and thus help people in troubled lands move into more productive lives.

The level of involvement of members of the International Council is entirely at their discretion. The group does not meet formally nor make collective decisions but its Members are consulted individually, on an occasional basis, by the GLF CEO and Projects Director.

Members of the GLF International Council are invited to participate in the Foundation's Annual Meetings where they are actively encouraged to contribute their specialist knowledge to GLF's strategic direction, to share best case practice from the private sector, and to enrich debate on how GLF might contribute to the solution of complex problems in various countries.

GLF International Council Members are kept informed of the Foundation's activities by the GLF Secretariat and, on request, by briefings on projects by the GLF CEO, GLF Projects Director and, when possible, the GLF Chairman. GLF Members can also at times provide corporations with unique political analysis.


List of GLF International Council


Companies Foundations Individuals
AIB Benjamin Slome Charitable Foundation John Anderson
AIG Bloomberg Philanthropies Lord Ashcroft
Al Dabbagh Group David & Elaine Potter Foundation Barbara Barrett
Anglo American February Foundation Bill Benz
Barrick Garfield Weston Foundation Sir Victor Blank
Birchcliff Energy Goergen Foundation Stephen Brenninkmeijer
BAT Hassenfeld Family Foundation Daryl and Christy Burton
BP Hintze Family Charitable Foundation Sir Andrew Cook
BRICS Access Lodestar Foundation Jeffrey Cunningham
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Owls Foundation David Dangoor
Cape Classics Pears Foundation Sir Mick Davis
Castlepines Corporation Sarah and Ross Perot Jr Foundation Geoffrey de Jager
Chevron Stern Stewart Institute Lord Farmer
The D Group Wilson Foundation Raphael and Fiona Geminder
GlaxoSmithKline   Alan Hassenfeld
Helping People Win   Leo Hindery, Jr.
HSBC Holdings Group   Russell Hoffman
INEOS   Neville Isdell
Investec Asset Management   M. Albin Jubitz, Jr.
L'Huguenot Vineyards   Natie Kirsh
KPMG   Lord Laidlaw
Lombard Odier   Tom and Jan Lewis
M-III Partners   David Lincoln
Man Capital   Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
McKinsey & Company   Lord Lupton
Méridiam SAS   Alexander Moczarski
Mocoh   Martin Ossip
Orange   Shabir Randeree
Pallinghurst Advisors   Sean and Sarah Reynolds
PricewaterhouseCoopers   Sir Simon Robertson
Prudential   Sir Simon Robey
Redington   Tom Roche
Rokos Capital Management   Eliane & Jacques Rossier
Saidler & Co   Wayne Safro
Siemens   Mark Shuttleworth
Stern Value Management   Analjit Singh
Tilder   Haldun and Nihal Tashman
UBS   Lord Verjee
    Kathleen Wade
    Chris Wiscarson
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