Members of COL's Board of Governors

CHAIR

Chair, COL Board of Governors
His Excellency Danny Faure
Former President of the Republic of Seychelles

Patron and Chairperson
Danny Faure Foundation

 

Deputy Chair
Her Excellency Dr Hajo Sani
Ambassador
Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO

 

MEMBERS

Commonwealth Secretary-General
The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland KC

 

Appointments by Major Donors:

GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA E
Professor Belinda Tynan
Principal, Monitor Deloitte, Education & Public Sector

 

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA E
Ms Emi Furuya
Director General, International Organizations
Global Affairs Canada

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA E
Professor Sudhir K. Jain
Vice Chancellor
Banaras Hindu University

 

GOVERNMENT OF NEW ZEALAND A
Dr Caroline Seelig
Chair of the Audit Committee

 

GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA A
Her Excellency Dr Hajo Sani
Ambassador
Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO

Deputy Chair of the COL Board of Governors

 

GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA A
Vacant

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GOVERNMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM A
Ms Jo Lomas
Commonwealth Envoy
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

 

Regional Appointments

AFRICA A

The Honourable Dr Haja Ramatulai Wurie
Minister of Technical and Higher Education
Republic of Sierra Leone

 

ASIA A
Honourable Dr Susil Premajayantha, MP
Minister of Education
Sri Lanka

 

CARIBBEAN E
Senator the Honourable Kay S. McConney
Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training
Barbados

 

PACIFIC
The Honourable Hu’akavameiliku of Ha’asini
Prime Minister
Minister for Education and Training
Interim Pro Chancellor, Tonga National University
Kingdom of Tonga

 

Appointment by the Commonwealth Secretary-General

Ambassador Dr Amina Mohamed
Founder
Alive Foundation
Kenya

 

President (Ex-Officio)

Professor Asha Kanwar
President and CEO
Commonwealth of Learning

 

E Denotes member of Executive Committee
A Denotes member of Audit Committee. The Audit Committee is comprised of a minimum of three Governors and the Committee may co-opt other members to bring specific expertise as an External Member. Ms Helen Worth has served in this capacity from February 2015.

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