Global Membership
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The Global Leadership Foundation exists to make available, discreetly and in confidence, the experience of former leaders to today’s national leaders.


It does so through its network of Members - former Presidents, Prime Ministers, senior government ministers and other distinguished leaders, drawn together by a desire to give something back to the world. 


Working in small teams, in their personal capacity,
Members offer private and confidential advice to
Heads of Government on any issues of concern to them.


GLF is a not-for-profit foundation, registered in Switzerland and is independent of any government or corporate interest.


Feature Articles


Annual Meetings 2015

23-25 April 2015, Boston, MA, USA

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The absence of war is not peace

Speech by Chandrika Kumaratunga

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What I have learnt about democratic governance

Speech by Gareth Evans

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Introducing GLF


GLF Member and Vice Chairman, Joe Clark introduces the Global Leadership Foundation to the Woodrow Wilson Centre.



“Objective advice from people without a personal, financial or political agenda has been priceless for me. It enabled me to resolve seemingly overwhelming problems through negotiation”.

FW de Klerk,
GLF Chairman