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
Brigid Laffan is Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. Prior to this role she was Principal of the College of Human Sciences, University College Dublin more
Mary Robinson accepts appointment by United Nations Secretary General as his Special Envoy for Climate Change
Targeted approaches are necessary for the poorest and most vulnerable people to access sustainable energy.
Statement from Mary Robinson on the Adoption of a new Resolution on Climate Change and Human Rights in the Human Rights Council
Climate change is, I believe, not just an issue of atmospheric science; is also about human rights. The current and future impacts of climate change undermine human rights, including the right to food, to health and water, so I welcome the adoption by...
A special issue of the Health and Human Rights Journal, published in June 2014, contains articles which the links between climate justice and the right to health, including an analysis of the links between the right to food and the right to health.
“The GCF is open for business, innovative actions await financing, and the start of a new phase of global climate action lies within our reach. Let’s not miss this chance.”