Advisory Board of Directors

Mr. Jean-Christophe BAS
Founder, The Global Compass
* Director of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Council of Europe.
* Deputy Director Strategic Development and Partnerships at the United Nations secretariat of the Alliance of Civilizations in New York (www.unaoc.org). The Alliance of Civilizations aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions and, in the process, to help counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism.  
Jean-Christophe is the author of L'EUROPE A LA CARTE ( Editions du Cherche-Midi), a book of reflections on Europe published at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, with contributions of the UN Secretary General, the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, the CEO of Euronews and seventy prominent leaders from around the World.    
From 1999 to 2008, Jean-Christophe served as Development Policy Dialogue Manager at the World Bank and set up innovative mechanisms of strategic dialogue  between the World Bank and key constituencies around the World on Development and Poverty eradication challenges.

Mr. Effenus Henderson
President and CEO, HenderWorks, Inc.  
Retired Chief Diversity Officer - Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington, USA

Effenus Henderson is President and CEO of HenderWorks, Inc. (www.henderworks.com) and Co-Founder of Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion (www.i4sdi.org ). He served as Chief Diversity Officer for Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington until his retirement in December 2013.  In this role he advised the CEO and senior management team on diversity, inclusion and affirmative action related matters. He has over 40 years of experience in a variety of human resources roles and responsibilities. He is an internationally recognized diversity thought leader and has been invited by numerous companies and organizations to share his expertise.  He has provided advisory support on diversity to the US Federal Government’s EPA office, Office of Personnel Management, US Forest Service, State Department and the USDA.  His background includes development of diversity and inclusion change agendas, formation and oversight of employee resource groups, and training and skill building workshops.

Mr. Rhys Roberts FIA MAICD


Managing Director Roberts Gray Pty Ltd
Senior Partner Roberts Gray Lawyers
Agile commercial law and dynamic international legal advisory



Mr Rhys Roberts has rapidly built an international reputation for concise legal advisory to the highest levels of the corporate world.

At age 31 he was already Private Senior Legal Counsel to Australia’s wealthiest families. Mr Roberts quickly developed a reputation for trusted relationships, sharp analysis and solid advisory.

He has never lost a legal case.
Some years later, Mr Roberts and his elite staff now provide legal advisory and counsel to Australia’s wealthiest families, protecting family assets and investments across many continents.
His business networks extend throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Israel.
Mr Roberts’ advisory extends throughout dispute resolution, real estate and property development, family law, banking and finance, intellectual property, wills and estates.

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