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IRC Board of Directors and Overseers


The International Rescue Committee is governed by a volunteer, unpaid Board of Directors. In addition, the IRC Overseers provide advice on policy, advocacy, fundraising and public relations.

Katherine Farley
Tracy R. Wolstencroft

Co-Chairs, Board of Directors

Timothy Geithner 

Chair, IRC Overseers

Liv Ullmann

Vice Chair, International

Glenda Burkhart


Gordon Smith


David Miliband

President and Chief Executive Officer

Alan Batkin
Winston Lord
Sarah O’Hagan
Thomas Schick
James Strickler
Jonathan Wiesner

Chairs, Emeriti


Board of Directors

Clifford S. Asness

Managing and Founding Principal, AQR Capital Management

George Biddle

World Connect

Mary M. Boies

Partner, Boies & McInnis

Florence A. Davis

President, Starr Foundation

Susan Dentzer

CEO, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation

Katherine Farley

Former Senior Managing Director Brazil, China & Global Corporate Marketing, Tishman Speyer 

Timothy F. Geithner

75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Corydon J. Gilchrist

President/Owner, KCG Holdings I, LLC

John Holmes

Director, The Ditchley Foundation; Co-Chair, Board of Directors, IRC-UK

David A. Levine

Former Chief Economist,Sanford C. Bernstein

François-Xavier de Mallmann

Co-Head Global Consumer Retail and Healthcare Group, Goldman Sachs

Eduardo Mestre

Chairman of Global Advisory, Evercore Partners

David Miliband

President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Thomas Nides

Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley

Michael J. O’Neill,

Executive Vice President, Corporate & External Affairs, American Express Company

Anjali Pant, 

M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kathleen Pike, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center

H. M. Queen Rania of Jordan

Omar Saeed,

Principal and Portfolio Manager, Hutchin Hill

Pamela Saunders-Albin

Dr. Rajiv Shah,

Founder and Managing Partner, Latitude Capital

Gordon A. Smith 

Chief Executive Officer of Consumer and Community Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Gillian Sorensen

Senior Advisor, United Nations Foundation

Sally Susman

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

Mona K. Sutphen

Partner, Macro Advisory Partners LLC

Dr. Merryl H. Tisch

Former Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents

Ercument Tokat

Partner, Centerview Partners

Maureen White

Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Nina Whitman

Tracy R. Wolstencroft

President & CEO, Heidrick & Struggles



Morton I. Abramowitz

Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation and President Emeritus, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Madeleine K. Albright

Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

Laurent Alpert

Partner, Cleary Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton

Kofi A. Annan

President, Kofi Annan Foundation, Global Humanitarian Forum; United Nations Secretary-General

Lila Azam Zanganeh

Writer and literary critic (Le Monde, The Paris Review)

F. William Barnett

Former Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Alan R. Batkin

Chairman and CEO, Converse Associates, Inc

Christoph Becker

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer, gyro

Georgette F. Bennett

President, Tanenbaum Center for Inter-religious Understanding

Vera Blinken

Chair, Primavera Mobil Mammography Program; Vice Chair, Foundation of Art Preservation in Embassies; Co-Chair, Blinken European Institute/Columbia University

Betsy Blumenthal

Senior Managing Director, Kroll Associates

W. Michael Blumenthal

Former Secretary of the US Treasury and Founding Director of Jewish Museum Berlin

Andrew H. Brimmer

Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson, Brimmer, Katcher

Jennifer Brokaw, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Tom Brokaw

Special Correspondent, NBC News

Glenda K. Burkhart

General Management Consultant

Frederick Burkle, M.D.

Senior International Public Policy; Scholar at Woodrow Wilson; International Center for Scholars

Nestor Carbonell

Former Vice President for International Public Affairs, PepsiCo

Jeremy Carver

Robert M. Cotten

Trinh D. Doan

Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Jodie Eastman

Member; Leadership Council, New York Stem Cell Foundation

H.R.H. Princess Firyal of Jordan

Kenneth R. French

Carl E. and Catherine M. Heidt, Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Jeffrey E. Garten

Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Management

Timothy F. Geithner

75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Robin Gosnell

Evan G. Greenberg

Chairman and CEO, Chubb

Maurice R. Greenberg

Chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr & Co

Morton I. Hamburg

Professional Photographer

Karen Hein, M.D.

Former President of the William T. Grant Foundation

Lucile P. Herbert

Volunteer, International Rescue Committee

George F. Hritz, Esq.

Kaplan, Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

Aly S. Jeddy

Director, McKinsey & Company

Marvin Josephson

Founding Chairman, ICM Holdings, Inc.

Alton Kastner

Former Deputy Director, International Rescue Committee

M. Farooq Kathwari

Chairman, President and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc.

Henry A. Kissinger

Former US Secretary of State; Chairman, Kissinger Associates

Yong Kwok

Reynold Levy

Former President, Lincoln Center

Winston Lord

Former U.S. Ambassador, China

Vincent A. Mai

Chairman and CEO, Cranemere, Inc.

Robert E. Marks

President and Chairman, Marks Ventures, LLC

Roman Martinez IV

Former Managing Director, Lehman Brothers, Private Investor

Kati Marton

Author and Journalist

Jay Mazur

President Emeritus, UNITE!

David Miliband

President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

W. Allen Moore

Distinguished Fellow, The Henry Stimson Center

Kathleen Newland

Co-Founder and Director, Migration Policy Institute

Indra Nooyi

Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Sadako Ogata

President, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Sarah O’Hagan

Former Co-Chair, International Rescue Committee Board; Consultant

Susan Patricof

Scott Pelley

Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS Evening News and Correspondent, 60 Minutes

David L. Phillips

Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights

General Colin L. Powell

Former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Milbrey Rennie


Condoleezza Rice

Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Andrew Robertson

President and Chief Executive Officer, BBDO Worldwide

Felix G. Rohatyn

Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO

Lazard Freres

Gideon Rose

Editor, Foreign Affairs

George Rupp

Former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

George Sarlo

Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital

Tom Schick

Fomer Co-Chair, International Rescue Committee Board

James T. Sherwin

J.D.; Hon LLD; Director, Hunter Douglas N.V.

James C. Strickler, M.D.

Emeritus Professor Medicine and Community Medicine, Emeritus Dean, Dartmouth Medical School

Liv Ullmann

William J. vanden Heuvel

Chairman, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

Michael VanRooyen

Ronald J. Waldman, M.D.

Columbia University

Rhonda Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers

Josh Weston

Honorary Chairman of the Board and former CEO, ADP

Jonathan L. Wiesner

Owner and CEO, Sustainable Apparel Group, LLC

William T. Winters

CEO, Standard Chartered

James D. Wolfensohn

Chairman of Wolfensohn Co., LLC, Chairman of Citi International Advisory and Former President of the World Bank


IRC-UK Board of Directors