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Netherlands Board

The Institute for War & Peace Reporting is governed by senior journalists, peace-building experts, regional specialists and business professionals. All Members serve on the IWPR International Board, to provide strategic, guidance, issues and regional expertise, development and outreach assistance, and direct support.
Netherlands Board Chair; Co-founder & Director, Small Media Foundation

Adrienne has an extensive track record in media development. In 1993 she was one of the founders of Press Now and has held senior positions at the OSI Network Media Program, IWPR, the OSCE, USAID and BBC Media Action across a range of projects. Adrienne has worked in the former Yugoslavia, Serbia, Kosovo, Hungary and Russia, and for the past eight years on west Asia. Her varied experience includes roles as director of development for the underground radio station B92 during the Balkan Wars, managing a special assistance program for independent media in Russia and founding Jadid Media, a multimedia journalism development organisation.

Consultant, Value Retail Plc

Simon is a senior investment banking executive with extensive general management, project finance, venture capital and real estate expertise. He has worked in various senior banking and corporate roles, creating and managing businesses across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. He is a long-standing senior consultant at Value Retail, PLC, the global luxury retail outlet, and also serves as chair of Rivercourt Homes, Ltd, a residential property management firm. He has previously held long-standing positions as regional managing director for real estate finance at Royal Bank of Scotland, global banking and markets division, and assistant director at N.M. Rothschild & Sons, Ltd. 


Appointed: 29 June 2018

International Chairman of the Board; Former Chair of Pearson Plc and The Financial Times

Until his retirement in 2009, Sir David was chair of Pearson, Inc, and chairman of the Financial Times Newspaper Group. David is also a non-executive director of The Economist, the Vitec Group, plc and The Windmill Partnership. His not-for-profit roles include chairmanships of Common Purpose International, Crisis, Sadler's Wells and the International Youth Foundation. From 1995-2002, David served as chair of the Millennium Bridge Trust, which was responsible for conceiving the first new bridge across the Thames in the centre of London for 100 years. Educated at Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania, David began his career as a journalist and editor with the Financial Times, serving as Washington correspondent and managing editor, and launching the international edition of the FT. David is currently serving as an Assessor on the Leveson Inquiry, established by the UK Prime Minister to look into the culture, practices and ethics of the press.


Appointed: 25 April 2006