GLF is delighted to welcome the following new members of the GLF International Council: 

  • Ronnie Ntuli
  • Joachim Schoss
  • Balbec Capital
  • Guy Spier
  • R9B
  • Groupe Filatex

Members of the GLF International Council participate in the Foundation’s Annual Meeting and also chair plenary sessions on specialist subjects.

2018 Annual Meeting in Berne, Switzerland

Sean Evins (Facebook), Sean Reynolds, Colin Hunt (AIB) and Mary O’Kennedy

Dawid Konotey-Ahulu (Redington) and Bill Benz

Julia Prescot (Meridiam), Helen Clark and John Herlihy (LinkedIn)

International Council

GLF’s International Council comprises donors and supporters invited by the Chair to add value to the Foundation and its capabilities.  These may be companies, individuals, or foundations.  The level of involvement of members of the International Council is entirely at their discretion, but GLF highly values input from its supporters in the business community who share the view that improving governance is both an important aim and a significant challenge .

With democracies around the world under increasing pressure in the face of a wide range of issues, government institutions often prove to be either weak and ineffective or rigid and authoritarian.  Increasingly, transnational actors, such as multinational companies, international non-governmental organisations and various opinion-formers wield great influence and can help to shape the environment in which states and their leaders act.  The knowledge and contacts of GLF’s International Council strengthen GLF’s ability to support democratic leaders and good governance around the world.

Occasionally, an opportunity may arise for direct participation in a 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 thus help those people to lead more productive lives.

GLF’s 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 or the GLF Chairman. GLF Members can also at times provide companies with unique political analysis.

List of GLF International Council


Al Dabbagh Group
Anglo American
Balbec Capital
Birchcliff Energy
BRICS Access
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Cape Classics
The D Group
HSBC Holdings Group
Ninety One
L’Huguenot Vineyards
Lombard Odier
Man Capital
McKinsey & Company
Méridiam SAS
Pallinghurst Advisors
Rokos Capital Management
Saidler & Co


Benjamin Slome Charitable Foundation
Blavatnik Family  Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
David & Elaine Potter Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
Goergen Foundation
Hassenfeld Family Foundation
Lodestar Foundation
Mordaunt Foundation
Owls Cooperative
Pears Foundation
Sarah and Ross Perot Jr Foundation
Stern Stewart Institute
Wilson Foundation


Josef Ackermann
John Anderson
Lord Ashcroft
Barbara Barrett
Bill Benz
Sir Victor Blank
Stephen Brenninkmeijer
Daryl and Christy Burton
Sir Andrew Cook
Jeffrey Cunningham
Benjamin Curley
David Dangoor
Sir Mick Davis
Geoffrey de Jager
David and Carol Eaton
Lord Farmer
Raphael and Fiona Geminder
David Grose
Ian Hannam
Alan Hassenfeld
Leo Hindery, Jr.
Neville Isdell
Annalisa Jenkins
M. Albin Jubitz, Jr.
Natie Kirsh
Lord Laidlaw
Katie Lincoln
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
Lord Lupton
David Miller
Alexander Moczarski
Ronnie Ntuli
Shabir Randeree
Sean and Sarah Reynolds
Sir Simon Robertson
Sir Simon Robey
Ed and Karrin Robson
Xavier Rolet
Eliane & Jacques Rossier
Wayne Safro
Jeffrey Schoenfeld
Joachim Schoss
Mark Shuttleworth
Analjit Singh
Guy Spier
Martin Steinmeyer
Haldun and Nihal Tashman
Lord Verjee
Chris Wiscarson