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Our Governance

Our Governance

The Fund for Global Human Right UK is the European sister organisation of the Fund for Global Human Rights (charity number 1151043). Based in London, the Fund for Global Human Rights UK works independently to fund frontline human rights defenders in close collaboration and with support from the Fund for Global Human Rights (based in Washington, D.C.).

James Logan

Director, Fund for Global Human Rights UK

UK Board of Trustees

The Fund for Global Human Rights UK is independently governed by a Board of Trustees with deep expertise in charity governance, human rights work, and philanthropy. UK trustees also sit on the Fund’s Global Board of Directors to allow both entities to align strategies and vision.

Regan Ralph

President and CEO, Fund for Global Human Rights (US)

Jo Andrews*

Co-Founder, Equileap

Emma Playfair*

Human Rights Lawyer

Nicholas Vetch*

Chair and Co-founder, Big Yellow Group Plc

Founding Board Members

Joshua Mailman

President, Sirius Business Corporation

Mary Ann Stein

President, The Moriah Fund

Mona Younis

Principal, Mona Younis Consulting

Global Board of Directors

Chris Canavan (Chair)

Director of Global Policy Development, Soros Fund Management, LLC

Lucia Nader (Vice Chair)

Open Society Foundations Fellow and Human Rights Activist

Edward McKinley (Treasurer)

Private Investor

Former President, Warburg Pincus International

Akwasi Aidoo

Senior Fellow, Humanity United

Philip Alston

Co-chair, NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Tahir Basheer

Partner, Sheridans

Scott Cohen

Co-Founder and Vice President, International, The Orchard

Caroline Greenhalgh

Development Director, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Executive Committee Member, Human Rights Watch

Vrinda Grover

Human Rights Lawyer

Research Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Jessica Horn

Women's Rights Advisor and Director of Programs, African Women's Development Fund

Maina Kiai

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful Assembly and of Association

Gara LaMarche

President, Democracy Alliance

Dylan Pereira

Head of Strategic Solutions at GLG

Joan Platt

Founder and President, The Joan and Lewis Platt Foundation

Miguel Pulido

Attorney/Principal, CREATURA

Amy Rao

Founder and CEO, Integrated Archive System

Nicola Usborne

Deputy Managing Director, Usborne Publishing

Honorary Emeritus Board

Hina Jilani

Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders

Director, AGHS Legal Aid Clinic and Leadership Team, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Mary Robinson

President, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative

Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and President of Ireland

Thomas Hammarberg

Former Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

European Advisory Committee

The European Advisory Committee supports the Fund for Global Human Rights UK in raising awareness of the Fund’s work and introducing new supporters to our mission. They serve as ambassadors and assist this work through leading and participating in outreach and development activities.

Mark Asseily

CEO, State

Tahir Basheer

Partner, Sheridans

Caroline Greenhalgh

Development Director, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Executive Committee Member, Human Rights Watch

Miranda Dunbar-Johnson

Executive Committee Member, Human Rights Watch

Paul Franklyn

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Plinth

Ranjit Majumdar

Executive Director, Global Leaders Consulting

Nicola Usborne

Deputy Managing Director, Usborne Publishing

Katy Vetch

Photographic Artist

Mimma Viglezio

Editor and Creative Consultant and Advisor, Board of Modern Meadow

Trustee, Swarovski Foundation and Leadership Committee, Women for Women UK.

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