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Leadership and governance

The Berghof Foundation is a Germany-based not-for-profit organisation. The Executive Director heads the staff, and reports to a Board of Trustees. Find more about our leadership and governance below.


Strategic priorities 2022-25

While continuing to work in our three main fields of activity – Practice, Learning and Research – the Berghof Foundation is also responding to a shifting global context. Learn more about our current and emerging focal areas for the coming three years.

Executive Director

Andrew Gilmour is the Executive Director of the Berghof Foundation.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees supervises our work. Its members are:

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is consulted by our leadership with their expertise on current trends and issues.

  • Alex Rondos
    Former Special Advisor to Prime Minister of Greece; former EU Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa
  • Aydan Özoğuz
    Vice-President of the German Bundestag
  • Caspar von Blomberg
    Head, Public and Social Sector, Egon Zehnder
  • Günther Baechler
    Former Head of Swisspeace; former Ambassador of Switzerland
  • Hannah Neumann
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Jeff Feltman
    Former US Assistant Secretary of State; former UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs
  • Kyung-wha Kang
    Former Foreign Minister of Korea; former UN Under-Secretary-General
  • Monica McWilliams
    Former Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; author of Stand Up Speak Out
  • Omid Nouripour
    Member of the German Bundestag, spokesman of The Greens on Foreign Affairs
  • Staffan de Mistura
    Former Head of UN in Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria; former Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy
  • Baroness Valerie Amos
    Former UK Secretary of State for International Development; former UN Emergency Relief Coordinator; Master of University College, Oxford
  • Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
    Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; President and CEO of International Peace Institute, New York

Key documents

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