The Consultative Committee is an international team of individual urban and governance experts collaborating together and advising the Steering Committee on the development of the GPM, providing detailed substance for the GPM program and the Annual Convening.  Formed in 2016, Committee members rotate to ensure global representation and specific expertise relevant to the work of the GPM.

Dr. Benjamin Barber

Chairman of the Consultative Committee
August 2 1939 – April 24 2017

Professor Sheila Foster

University Professor, Fordham University

Dr. Robbert Muggah

Igarapé Institute and SecDev Foundation

Ambassador Ivo Daalder

President of Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Michael Nutter

Former Mayor of Philadelphia

Mr. John Means

McKinsey & Co

Ms. Anna Boni


Ms. Elizabeth Johnston

Executive Director EFUS

Professor Eric Corijn

Urban Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Mark Watts

Executive Director at C40 Cities
Climate Leadership Group

Mr. Henk Ovink

Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands