Governance Structure

Governing Board

GCERF is a Swiss foundation with a Secretariat located in Geneva, Switzerland. Under its Statutes and Bylaws, its supreme governing body is a multi-stakeholder Board with representatives of the constituencies set out in the diagram below:

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*and international organizations

Board Members

The current voting Board Members and Alternate Board Members of the Governing Board are set out below:
Australia, Japan, and New Zealand
Board Member: H.E. Mr Paul Foley, Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia

Alternate Board Member: H.E. Mr Carl Worker, Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand


Bangladesh
Board Member: H.E. Mr Md. Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Alternate Board Member: H.E. Mr M. Shameem Ahsan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva


Canada and United Kingdom
Board Member: Ms Sue Breeze, Stable World Team (Freedom of Religion/Post-Holocaust), Human Rights & Democracy Department, Multilateral Policy Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom

Alternate Board Member: Mr Jamie Bell, Director, Capacity-Building Programs to Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime, Global Affairs Canada


Civil Society
Board Member: Mr Fulco Van Deventer, Vice-Director, Human Security Collective

Alternate Board Member: Dr Edit Schlaffer, Founder and Executive Director, Women Without Borders / Sisters Against Violent Extremism


European Union
Board Member: Mr Olivier Luyckx, Head of Unit, Stability, Security, Development and Nuclear Safety, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission

Alternate Board Member: Mr Jesper Steen Pedersen, Head of Sector, Global and Transregional Threats, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission


Foundations
Board Member: Ms Angela Salt, Chief Executive, Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Alternate Board Member: Mr Alistair Millar, Executive Director, Global Center on Cooperative Security

 


Kosovo
Board Member: Ms Besa Kabashi-Ramaj, External Security Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Pristina

 

Mali and Kenya
Board Member: H.E. Ms Aya Thiam-Diallo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Mali to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva

Alternate Board Member: H.E. Dr Stephen Ndungu Karau, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva


Nigeria
Board Member: H.E. Ms Nonye Udo, Ambassador Director, Second United Nations Division, International Organisations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Policy, Think and Do Tanks
Board Member: Mr Maqsoud Kruse, Executive Director, Hedayah

Alternate Board Member: Mr Anton du Plessis, Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies


Private Sector
Board Member: Vacant

Alternate Board Member: Ms Charlotte Keenan, Executive Director, Office of Corporate Engagement for Europe, Middle East and Asia, Goldman Sachs International


Qatar
Board Member: H.E. Dr Mutlaq Majed Al-Qahtani, Ambassador and Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar for Counterterrorism and Mediation

Switzerland
Board Member: H.E. Mr Thomas Greminger, Ambassador, Deputy Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Coopeartion, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland

Alternate Board Member: Mr Daniel Frank, Deputy Coordinator for International Counter-Terrorism, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland


United States of America and the Netherlands
Board Member: H.E. Mr Justin Siberell, Ambassador and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State

Alternate Board Member: H.E. Mr Piet de Klerk, Ambassador and Special Counterterrorism Envoy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


Beneficiary Country
Board Member: Vacant

Non-Voting Members
Chair: Ms Carol Bellamy

Executive Director: Dr Khalid Koser

Trustee: Vacant

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