Impact, Governance, and Leadership Team

At Global Citizen, we believe in providing transparency to our supporters as much as we believe in transparent systems for the alleviation of poverty.

Below are documents for those interested in finding out more about Global Citizen and our approach. This includes impact reports, which outline how we track and report on the announcements made on Global Citizen’s platforms; our annual financials, tax filings and audit forms, that list items like a review of our governance structures, our operating budgets, and executive salaries such as Hugh Evans’ salary (CEO), and Liza Henshaw’s salary (President). Our executive team’s salaries are determined by our Board of Directors, reviewed by an independent compensation consultant against third party surveys such as those published by PNP Staffing and Guidestar, and benchmarked against similar organizations in the nonprofit industry.

Impact Reports

Every commitment announced on a Global Citizen platform is tracked through its completion. Full reports are on the Global Citizen Impact section of our website, and here is our 2021 Global Citizen Annual Impact Report, which toplines the impact made in 2020-2021 from our most recent campaigns, including: Mandela 100 3-Year Impact Update; Global Goal: Unite for Our Future 1-Year Impact Update; and a One World: Together at Home Final Impact Report (100% of the funds mobilized have been distributed).

Interested in reading more about our impact and why our work matters? Check out this Q&A with Global Citizen’s head of impact.

Governance Structures

Global Citizen is governed by a Global Board, supported by country and regional boards and advisory committees. The Global Board approves strategy goals, plans and budgets, and ensures country consistency. Additionally, the Global Board approves policies and ensures robust compliance systems are in place. The board meets quarterly and operates in line with our Governance Policy and Global Board Charter. Regional and Country Boards meet at least quarterly, and operate in line with our Governance Policy and our Country Board Charter.

Global Poverty Project consists of the following legal entities, with the following board members:

  • Parent Entity: Global Poverty Project, Inc. Registered 501(c)(3), EIN: 42-1772557. Board members: Chris Stadler (co-chair), Fran Katsoudas (co-chair), Michael Anders, Chris Anderson, Michele Anthony, Andy Bernstein, Jay Brown, Mark Campana, Kelly Curtis, Daniel Green, Tom Jones, Randall Lane, Kristin Lemkau, Andrew Marks, John F. Megrue, Jr., Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Sean Parker, Jane Rosenthal, Charlotte Santo Domingo, Suzanne Shank, Judy Smith, and Erna Solberg.
  • United Kingdom: Global Poverty Project UK. Registered Charity in England & Wales #1137815. Company Registration No. 07186340. Board members: Sabrina Dhowre Elba (co-chair), John Reid (co-chair), Joe Cerrell, Sawsan Chebli, Craig Cohon, Hannah Pawlby, Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, and Philippe Vogeleer.
  • Australia: Global Citizen Limited. Public Benevolent Institution and Registered Charity under the ACNC, ABN: 58 143 115 664. Board members: Hon. Mary Wooldridge (chair), Ian Allen AM, Trish Daley, Terence Jeyaretnam, Professor Linda Kristjanson AO, Anna Robson, Natasha Stott Despoja AO.
  • South Africa: Global Citizen Movement Registered NPC in South Africa 2018 / 209149 / 08. Board members: Sherwin Charles (chair), Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Ibada Ahmed
  • Canada: Global Poverty Project Canada. Board members: Chris Armstrong (chair), Paul Koidis, Laura McGee, John Zerucelli.
  • Nigeria: Global Citizen International For Poverty Alleviation LTD/GTE. Board members: Mr. Babatunde Folawiyo, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede.

Leadership Team

Global Citizen is directed by our Global Leadership Team, who develop our organizational strategy and its implementation, meeting monthly throughout the year. More information about our Global Leadership Team can be found here.

Our Financial Accounts

Global/United States (Global Poverty Project, Inc)

United Kingdom (Global Poverty Project UK Ltd)

Australia (Global Poverty Project Ltd)