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Global Tolerance announces all-star board


After an 18-month sabbatical, Global Tolerance is relaunching under new management – and with an impressive Board whose expertise spans the business, public and nonprofit sectors. The new board includes a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, the CEO of a values-driven leadership coaching company and an executive at CISCO, as well as the founder of Global Tolerance, who gave away the organisation in a unique exist strategy earlier this year.

Simon Cohen, founder and former Managing Director of Global Tolerance, became the first person in the UK to give his company away rather than ‘sell out’, in order to maintain its organisational values.

Nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, Scilla Elworthy is the founder of the Oxford Research Group, a non-governmental organisation she set up in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. She also co-founded Peace Direct and Rising Women, Rising World, and was an adviser in setting up The Elders.

Mike Waldron is Chief Executive of Inter-pares associates and a specialist in intercultural dialogue and diversity. He has worked closely with the Commonwealth Foundation, the British Council and a number of UK government departments. He served as Director of Policy and International Affairs at the Faith Regen Foundation and as UK Head of Diversity Policy for the Prince’s Trust.

Anita Hoffmann is the founder and Managing Director of Executiva, working with companies to attract and develop socially, ethically and economically-aware global leaders. Prior to Executiva, Anita was the founder and co-leader of the global climate change and renewable energy practice at Heidrick and Struggles after a senior executive career at ABB, Deloitte, Accenture, Dow Corning and Exxon Mobil.

Nick Ellerby is a trusted confidant to leaders and senior teams. Co-founder of the Oasis School of Human Relations, focusing on deep culture change and the development of the whole person. Nick is senior advisor to the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (UN Global Compact/EFMD), Fellow of the RSA and custodian for the Windsor Castle Leadership Dialogue.

As founding President of the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) in 2002, Nancy Hunt led the organization to become one of the leaders in the global youth space through its innovative Three Dot Dash leadership and mentor program as well as its acclaimed TEDxTeen conference.

With 20+ years’ experience as a change agent in private, public and nonprofit sectors, Molly Tschang inspires and challenges executives to thrive in change. It was at Cisco that she created a distinctive approach to building the capability of leadership teams. Her approach helps senior management to powerfully lead change and drive innovation.

“We are so thrilled to have such an incredible team behind us. Their global approach, unique perspective and areas of expertise closely align with our new direction: to empower organisations across all sectors to find, live and engage others in their values,” says Noa Gafni, co-Managing Director of Global Tolerance.

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