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 the founding Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which was established in 2006 to support leadership and governance in Africa. 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
Mary Robinson delivers keynote speech at 13th Statutory Congress of European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) in Paris on 1 October 2015.
Brave Capital: Philanthropists look to reach vulnerable communities that traditional development assistance cannot
Amidst the buzz of the Sustainable Development Summit, philanthropists, development specialists and government officials met in New York last week to discuss opportunities for the philanthropic community to support the new development agenda.
The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted during the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda in New York on 25 September 2015.
Roosevelt House in New York, once home of human rights champion Eleanor Roosevelt, played host to the 6th annual Mary Robinson Speaker Series on Business and Human Rights titled “Business and Climate Justice: Human rights from the frontlines to Paris”.