“GLF provides quiet, experienced and confidential advice and counsel to leaders around the world with a recognised need for such help. Disinterested support is a rare and precious commodity and GLF is unique in making it available”.

Thomas Pickering

“GLF is a new opportunity for leaders facing challenges in national government to gain confidential assistance in finding workable democratic solutions”.

Lynda Chalker

“GLF has established itself as a unique resource for leaders that are facing serious challenges and have the sagacity to recognise their need for external input from senior, experienced people”.

Chester Crocker

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 Chairmen 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, often by video conference.

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

FW de Klerk
FW de Klerk

Chairman
President, Republic of South Africa
1989-94

Helen Clark
Helen Clark

Vice Chairman
Prime Minister, New Zealand
1999-2008

Victor Blank
Victor Blank

Vice Chairman
Former Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc

Micheline Calmy-Rey
Micheline Calmy-Rey

President of the Swiss Confederation 2007 and 2011

Lynda Chalker
Lynda Chalker

Minister of Overseas Development, UK 1989-97

Joe Clark
Joe Clark

Prime Minister, Canada 1979-80
Secretary of State for External Affairs 1984-1991

Louise Frechette
Louise Fréchette

UN Deputy Secretary-General
1998 – 2006

Chester A. Crocker
Chester Crocker

US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs 1981-89

Thomas R.Pickering
Thomas Pickering

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs 1997-2000

Sir John Shepherd
John Shepherd

Former Secretary General of Global Leadership Foundation

Eduardo Stein
Eduardo Stein

Vice President, Guatemala, 2004-08
Foreign Minister 1996-2000

Cassam Uteem
Cassam Uteem

President, Mauritius 1992-2002