The GLF Organization

The Global Leadership Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation registered in the Canton of Berne, Switzerland. It is independent of any private, corporate or commercial interest.

The Foundation is constituted by the General Assembly of Members (GLF Members), who are served by a Board of Directors and a small Secretariat which is responsible for the coordination of the activities of the organization.  The Secretriat is based in London and is the hub of the GLF network, linking GLF Members with other parts of the network, including the Foundation's business, governmental and non-governmental partners.

GLF Board

GLF Board Members serve as advocates for the objectives of the Global Leadership Foundation and are responsible for all decisions relating to the Foundation's structure, governance, strategic aims and financial management, including the Secretariat work plan and budget.

The Chairman, Vice Chairman and Board Members are elected by an absolute majority vote of GLF Members. Board members are eligible for re-election.

Meetings of the Board are held twice a year.

The Board may delegate relevant powers of authority to the Secretariat or to any appropriate committee for management purposes.


F.W.  de Klerk  (Chairman)
Joe Clark  (Vice Chairman)
Micheline Calmy-Rey
Lynda Chalker
Chester Crocker
Louise Fréchette
Thomas Pickering
John Shepherd
Cassam Uteem

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