Board of Trustees
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees (Trustees). Mary Robinson is the President of the Foundation and Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Mary Robinson is President of the Foundation and Chair of the Board of Trustees. She is a former President of Ireland (1990-1997) and a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002). More
Bride Rosney is Secretary to the Board of Trustees. She has previously worked as Director of Communications with Irish national broadcaster RTÉ, and as Special Advisor to Mary Robinson. More
Tom Arnold is Director General of the Institute of International and European Affairs, based in Dublin. He was formerly CEO of Concern Worldwide, (2001-2013). More
Frank Convery is Director of the Environmental Systems Institute at University College Dublin (UCD). Prior to taking up his post at UCD, he was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Natural Resource Economics at D... More
Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics. He is a founder member of Matrix Chambers and has a practice that specialises in judicial review and human rights law. More
Jane Grimson is Chair of Health Informatics at the Department of Computer Science in Trinity College, Dublin and Associate Professor and Co-Chair for Health Informatics at the College. Jane is a consultant for commerc... More
Hadeel Ibrahim is founding executive director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which was established in 2006 to support great African leadership. She is also a board member of Refugees International and UNESCO's LEAP... More
Irene Khan was the first woman, first Asian and first Muslim to head the world's largest human rights organization. From 2001 to 2009, she helped Amnesty to broaden its work in areas of economic, social and cultur... More
The 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue focuses on laying the foundations for a successful COP21 in Paris
Ministers from 35 countries convene in Berlin as the call for transformative leadership increases ahead of COP21 in Paris.
A Comment on RTCC.org by Manuel González-Sanz, Marc Limon, Cecilia Rebong and Mary Robinson: Climate change may constitute the most serious challenge to the fulfilment of human rights in our world today
A panel discussion on climate displaced people with Mary Robinson, Penelise Alofa from the Kiribati Climate Action Network and Patricia Cochran from the Alaska Native Science Commission highlighted the need for urgent action for climate justice in 2015.
On 22 April - Earth Day 2015 - Mary Robinson calls for global leadership on climate justice to ensure a stabilised climate and a transition to a world in which all people's human rights are protected.