Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is an international team of individual urban and governance experts collaborating together and advising the Executive Committee on the development of the GPM, providing detailed substance for the GPM program and the Annual Summit.  The Advisory Committee members ensure global representation and specific expertise relevant to the work of the GPM.

Ian Klaus

Founding Director Garnegie California, USAChair Advisory Committee

Professor Eric Corijn

Urban Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Director of Research and Policy

Sigmar Gabriel

Former Vice-Chancellor Germany
Former minister of Foreign Affairs

Jozias van Aartsen

Former minister of Foreign Affairs and Agriculture
Former mayor of The Hague
Former acting mayor of Amsterdam

Michael Nutter

Former mayor of Philadelphia

Ulli Sierau

Former mayor of Dortmund
Advisor to UN-Habitat

Mauricio Rodas

Former mayor of Quito

Amanda Eichel

Former ED Global Covenant of Mayors

Seth Schultz

CEO Resilience Rising

Debra Greenspan

Managing Director Energy & Sustainability team, Finsbury and Glover

Hazem Galal

Global Leader for Cities & Local Government, PwC Middle East

Charles Landry

Urban Specialist Creative City

Tom Cochran

 CEO and Executive director US Conference of Mayors

Elizabeth Johnston

Executive Director EFUS

Henk Ovink

Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands

Lord Wei of Shoreditch

Member of House of Lords, United Kingdom

Eileen Haring Woods

 Haring Woods Studio

Leah Barber

Patron Advisory Committee