Our Global Board of Directors and our UK Trust Board of Trustees bring collective wisdom drawn from a diverse body of knowledge and experience. We honor their contributions as an integral part of our work to advance the rights and opportunities of children and youth worldwide.

Board of Directors


Swatee Deepak, Co-Chair
London, United Kingdom

Greg Wallig, Co-Chair
Grant Thornton LLP
Washington, DC

Lila Rymer, Treasurer
New York, NY

James M. Cain
Eversheds Sutherland
Washington, DC

Antoine de Guillenchmidt
Goldman Sachs & Company
London, United Kingdom

Maulik Doshi
Washington, DC

Ian Glasner
London, United Kingdom

John Hecklinger
Global Fund for Children
Washington, DC

Nicole Kamaleson
Global Social Impact
Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Stacey H. Mitchell
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Washington, DC

Joan Lombardi
Early Opportunities LLC
Washington, DC

Hayley Roffey
Global Fund for Children UK Trust
London, United Kingdom

Milena Rusu
Global Fund for Children, Youth Leadership Council
Chisinau, Moldova

Marijana Savic
NGO Atina
Belgrade, Serbia

Mark Wilson
Goldman Sachs & Company
London, United Kingdom


Global Fund for Children UK Trust was established in 2006 to expand our work in the United Kingdom and Europe. The UK Trust is registered as a charitable organization with the UK Charity Commission (UK charity number 1119544). It has its own board of trustees and governing charter.

Mark Wilson, Chair
Goldman Sachs & Company

Antoine de Guillenchmidt, Treasurer
Goldman Sachs & Company

Marine Abiad
Goldman Sachs & Company

Michel Antakly
PJT Partners

John Hecklinger
Global Fund for Children

Kiran Moorthy
Consello Group

Sonal Sachdev Patel
GMSP Foundation

Muna Wehbe
Strategic Advisor


Special Advisor

Mandy DeFilippo
Citadel Securities
Harvard Law School
New York, NY

Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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