Huguette Labelle is the former Chair of the Board of Transparency International, member of the Board of the UN Global Compact, member of the Group of External Advisors on the World Bank Governance and Anti-corruption Strategy, member of the Advisory Group to the Asian Development Bank on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Board of the Africa Capacity Building Foundation, member of the Board of the Global Centre for Pluralism, member of the Advisory Council of the Order of Ontario and Vice Chair of the Senior Advisory Board of the International Anti-Corruption Academy. A former Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, she also serves on additional national and international boards. She provides advisory services to national and international organisations. Labelle served for 19 years as Deputy Minister of different Canadian Government departments.
Rueben Lifuka is an Architect and Environmental Management Consultant working in Zambia and the Southern African region. He is also a 2011 Draper Hills Summer Fellow with the Centre for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, USA. He is one of the founder members of Transparency International Zambia and served as its Chapter President from 2007 to 2012. He was also elected in 2008 as a Board member on the international board of Transparency International. He served two terms of office until 2014. During his tenure as TI Board member, Rueben pierced on several committees, notably, he chaired the important Membership Accreditation Committee. He was recently elected to serve on the International Anti Corruption Conference Council. Today, he continues to be actively involved in research and advocacy on climate change and corruption as well as land and corruption in Africa.
Michael Hershman, President and CEO, The Fairfax Group, is an internationally recognized expert on matters relating to transparency, accountability, governance and security. The Fairfax Group, founded in 1983, has been retained by governments, corporations and international financial institutions to assist on matters relating to the conduct of senior-level officials and/or the entities with which they do business. In December 2006, Mr. Hershman was appointed as the independent compliance advisor to the board of directors of Siemens AG, a company with more than 400,000 employees.
Katherine Marshall, is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, where she leads the Center’s program on Religion and Global Development. After a long career in the development field, including several leadership positions at the World Bank, Marshall moved to Georgetown in 2006, where she also serves as a visiting professor in the School of Foreign Service. She helped to create and now serves as the executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue.
Giannna Segnini from Costa Rica was head of the investigative team at «La Nacion». Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists all over Latin-America and USA in computer assisted reporting for years. She’s a well know speaker at conferences all around the world and has received several international prizes for her work.
Anand Satyanand is a New Zealander with family links to the Pacific and India. He comes to the IACC after an association with the New Zealand chapter of Transparency International, as a Director and then Patron for three years. He has a long record of contribution to public life and served as the country’s 19th Governor-General between 2006 and 2011. Following that he undertook two roles with an international aspect, first as Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation, the people’s organisation counterpart to the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, and secondly as a member of TI’s International Advisory Council. Prior to appointment as Governor-General, he had been one of New Zealand’s Parliamentary Ombudsmen for two terms, each of five years. In New Zealand, the Ombudsman office has jurisdiction for cases involving maladministration as well as freedom of information. Prior to that he worked for 12 years as a judge in the District Court with a specialist warrant for criminal jury trials. In this judicial time, he also worked as a member of the National Parole Board and in developing judicial education programmes in New Zealand. Born and raised in Auckland he studied and then practised law in that city, some of that time with the Crown Solicitor’s Office and some in a regular law firm. Over time, he has been the recipient of a number of awards in New Zealand and elsewhere, for example, being knighted with an award of Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009, and with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award by the President of India in 2011, membership of the Royal Order of Tonga by King Tupou V, and the Rotary International Award of Honour. Throughout, he has maintained a number of community interests to do with sport and cultural affairs. He and his wife Susan have three adult children and five grandchildren and live in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.
Rajiv Joshi is a social entrepreneur and activist who serves as Managing Director and a founding member of The B Team, based in New York. He is working actively with some of the world’s most influential CEOs to help redefine the role of business in tackling inequality, corruption, climate change and other barriers to sustainable development. Rajiv has served as a Trustee of Oxfam and as Executive Director and Head of Programs for the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), the world’s largest civil society alliance working to end poverty and inequality. During this time he led global action towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), mobilizing over 173 million people as part of the ‘Stand Up: Take Action’ initiative. He also supported The Elders with their ‘Every Human Has Rights’ campaign and helped spearhead citizen participation in creating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as co-founder of ‘The World We Want 2015’ platform and founding Chair of the Post-2015 Policy and Strategy Group.
Rajiv also serves on the Board of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy. He previously served for six years as an elected Board Member of CIVICUS based in Johannesburg, representing civil society organisations in more than 100 countries. In 2008 Rajiv founded the CIVICUS Youth Assembly.
From 2005-2007 Rajiv served two elected terms as Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, and has also been a Senior Advisor to the British Council, as well as a publicly appointed member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (Scotland Committee). He also worked as a Senior Public Sector Consultant with CapGemini in the UK. Rajiv holds a First Class Honors Degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde and a Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPA) with a focus on International Economic Policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Thuli Madonsela is an advocate from South Africa. She is the Public Protector of South Africa. Madonsela is an ordinary member of the Pretoria branch of the African National Congress (ANC). During the apartheid era Madonsela served in the ANC and in the United Democratic Front anti-apartheid organisation. Madonsela was also one of the drafters of South Africa’s current constitution in 1994.
She is an advocate for Gender equality and the advancement of women, Madonsela is a member of South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA) and Business Women’s Association of South Africa (BWASA). In 2012, she was honoured with South Africa’s most Influential Women Award. She has authored and co authored several publications including books, chapter, journals and handbooks on gender management and gender mainstreaming.