The Institute of One World Leadership is the World's only professional membership organisation which validates and certifies the potential positive impact of aspiring, novice and experineced leaders

The Institute is committed to expanding the adoption of Positive Value Leadership™ to develop Leaders who are an exemplar to society and a catalyst for the adoption of social change for the benefit of all humanity.

Our Leadership

The Institute is chaired by Founder and Executive Chairman Noel Ferguson. It's guided by a non-voting International Advisory Council (IAC), exceptional individuals who act as guardians of the Institute's mission and values, and oversee the Institute's work in promoting Positive Value Leadership™ and the pursuit of One World Leadership™ throughout and across the world.

The Advisory Council comprises outstanding leaders from business, academia and civil society. In their work on the Council, members do not represent any personal or professional interests. To reflect the Council's multistakeholder status, its membership is divided between representatives of the business community, leaders from international organizations and civil society.


International Advisory Council Members

Dr Karen Blakeley (Winchester, UK)
PhD Management Learning
Programme leader, BA Business Management – University of Winchester

Dr Rut Diamint (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
PhD International Relations
Professor of Political Science - Torcuato Di Tella University

Dr Kiran Hassan (London, UK)
PhD Political Sciences
Research Fellow, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Dr Victoria Ann Hasson (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
PhD The Democratization of Parliamentary Practice
Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Professor Vlatka Hlupic (London, United Kingdom)
PhD, Information Systems
World's top 11 Most Influential HR Thinker, Author - The Management Shift

Dr Oleg Konovalov (Moscow, Russia & Durham, UK)
DBA Business and Macroeconomics
MBA Mentor - Durham University Business School

Elizabeth Kumbhari (Washington, US)
Juris Doctorate of Law and Ed.D. Leadership and Learning in Organizations Candidate
Vice President of Professional Exchanges & Legal Counsel at Cultural Vistas

Tony Matchaba-Hove (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
Doctor of Commerce (DCom), Business Management
Head of Department: Business Management at Nelson Mandela University

Dr Pippa Malmgren (London, United Kingdom)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) International Relations, Political Economy
Co-Founder at H Robotics Limited, Inspiring 50, Top 100 Women in Tech
Author - 2018 Business Book of the Year 'The Leadership Lab'

Dr Andrea Reid (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
PhD in Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Programme Director MSc Marketing at Ulster University

Laura Round (London, United Kingdom)
MSc International Relations
Associate Director - Freuds / Special Advisor UK Government

Professor Michele Russell (London, United Kingdom)
EdD Educational Leadership (Professional, Higher and Clinical)
Head of Learning (Provost) of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
National Leadership Centre - Service Academies Board - Cabinet Office, UK.
Visiting Professor of Clinical Education, Newcastle University and New York University (NYU)

Dr Katrin Stefan (Kempten, Germany)
PhD in Economics
Head of StartUp Center, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Head of Master Program "Global Business Development" University of Applied Sciences – Kempten


Leaders have the potential to change the world from humble beginnings, whether in a work environment, private or public sector; in social, voluntary or community circles; political or governmental spheres.

Established as a not-for-profit community interest company, the Institute is headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is independent, impartial, apolitical and not tied to any special interests.



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