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Global Citizen Anchor Team

2019 marks 10 years since the public launch of the Global Citizen movement, in Melbourne, Australia, on 4 July, 2009. Birthed as “The Global Poverty Project”, the Global Citizen movement began through grassroots conversations throughout Australia and New Zealand, engaging local communities in dialogue around global issues that affect all of us.

In the last decade, these conversations have now reached tens of millions around the world — in the Asia Pacific, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe — resulting in financial commitments of over $38 billion from policy makers and the private sector, with the potential to impact over 2.25 billion lives by 2030.

Global Citizen is the story of a group of individuals who came together from all walks of life, from advocacy, politics, entertainment, professional services, academia, business and public policy, united in the shared belief that poverty is man-made, and can be eradicated by the actions of human beings.

The Global Citizen story could not have been written without our Anchor Team, compromising of our Anchor Members, Anchor Contributors, and Anchor Supporters. And as we mark our first decade, we acknowledge and thank them for their contributions and for everything they’ve done to help build the Global Citizen movement.

ANCHOR MEMBERS

We are grateful to our Anchor Members - staff or board members, who have provided Global Citizen with at least 6 years service.

  • Abigail Hiscock
  • Amy Freeland
  • Brian Mencher
  • Caroline Dollman
  • David Beame
  • Guy Kirkpatrick
  • Hugh Evans
  • Ian Allen
  • Jane Rosenthal
  • Kelly Curtis
  • Leticia Pfeffer
  • Linda Tam
  • Mark Campana
  • Matthew McDonald-Turner
  • Michael Sheldrick
  • Michael Smellie
  • Michele Anthony
  • Paul Koidis
  • Peter Murphy
  • Ryan Gall
  • Simon Moss
  • Stephen Brown
  • Tony Chapman
  • Trish Daley
  • Wei Soo
  • Wendy Courtenay

ANCHOR CONTRIBUTOR

We are grateful to our Anchor Contributors - former staff or board members, who joined in 2013 or earlier, and provided at least 2 years service.

  • Agnia Musur
  • Albert Benjamin
  • Anne Jenkin
  • Antoine Pouliot
  • Ashlee Uren
  • Beckylee Dell
  • Camilla Aurvig
  • Cecilia Foxworthy
  • d’Arcy Lunn
  • David Fletcher
  • David Ray
  • Devon Feldmeth
  • Dominic Mishio
  • Elisha London
  • Elizabeth Edelman
  • Erin Deviney
  • Fiona Ryan
  • Ina Progonati
  • Jack McConnell
  • Jane Atkinson
  • Jacque Baumer
  • Jay Gunning
  • Jeremy Picone
  • Jim McDonald
  • John Wilkerson
  • Judith Rowland
  • Justine Lucas
  • Jordan Hewson
  • Laura Odenthal
  • Laurie Lee
  • Liesel Maddock
  • Lindsay Hadley
  • Martha Fray
  • Martha Rogers
  • Margaret Jackson
  • Matti Navellou
  • Michael Trainer
  • Michael Wilson
  • Mitch Hansen
  • Paul Mason
  • Peter Sharples
  • Phoebe Baldwin
  • Renee Carr
  • Rich Fleming
  • Ross de la Haye
  • Simon McKeon
  • Sharon David
  • Stefan Portay
  • Stephanie Talbut
  • Sofia Van Raan
  • Thomas Blake
  • Will Watterson

ANCHOR SUPPORTER

We are grateful to our Anchor Supporters, who have provided invaluable support to Global Citizen from the early days of Global Citizen.

Early staff (2008-2009)

  • Amini Quiosese
  • Clare Downs
  • Emeli Paulo
  • Fiona Grech
  • Franklin Obeng-Odoom
  • Jacquie Hoyes
  • Jen Flanagan
  • Julie Cowdroy
  • Kim Williamson
  • Kit Leung
  • Luisa Shroeder
  • Pete Silvester
  • Priti Prijapati
  • Robbie Peters

Advisors (2008-2013)

  • Adam Butterfield
  • Akram Azimi
  • Alan Court
  • Alex Abelin
  • Allie Pyke
  • Amanda Slavin
  • Anand Balachandran
  • Annette Russo
  • Anthony Farr
  • Anthony Gordon
  • Ashli Alberty
  • Babs Burchfield
  • Bill Fold
  • Bobby Bailey
  • Braddon Young
  • Bruce Aylward
  • Bryan Ling
  • Chris Adams
  • Chris Maher
  • Claudine Revere
  • Clive Burcham
  • Colleen Gorove
  • Craig Winkler
  • Danielle Palmer
  • Danny and Tilly Southwick
  • David Droga
  • Donna Karan
  • Donna Redel
  • Drew Katz
  • Eric Ortner
  • Freddy Bosche
  • Gennah Lasko
  • Gori Olusina Daniel
  • Hans Rosling
  • Ibrahim Alhuseini
  • Jacob Marshall
  • Jade Leong
  • Jayashri Wyatt
  • Jeff Zarnow
  • Jen White
  • Jerry Deifer
  • Jill Wilkins
  • Joe Talcott
  • Jonathan Olinger
  • Joyce Lanigan
  • Karolynne McAteer
  • Ken Costa
  • Ken Sunshine
  • Kevin Rudd
  • Leticia Lentini
  • Lisa Fox
  • Malia Andelin
  • Mark Buckman
  • Mazdack Rassi
  • Melissa Covelli-West
  • Michael Gudinski
  • Michael Harrison
  • Michael Wilson
  • Mike Toole
  • Nate Hurst
  • Nathan Johnson
  • Nigel Austin
  • Nikki Eberhardt
  • Peter Lothian
  • Peter Roche
  • Raelyn Campbell
  • Rebekah Campbell
  • Rob Small
  • Rod Curtis
  • Russell James
  • Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
  • Sarah Wood
  • Shawn Sachs
  • Sona Bari
  • Stephanie Taylor

Early Pro-bono Partners

  • Aitken Partners
  • Allen & Overy
  • Australian Volunteers International
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Skadden
  • The Conscience Organization
  • White & Case

Early Funders

  • Australian Aid
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Citi
  • Compassion
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Cotton On Foundation
  • Craig Winkler
  • David Leppan
  • Department of International Development (UK)
  • Geoff Handbury
  • Plan International
  • Pratt Foundation
  • Sumner Redstone Foundation
  • The Color Run
  • Todd and Andie Pederson
  • United Nations Millennium Campaign

Artists (2008-2013)

  • Alicia Keys
  • Andy Bull
  • Band of Horses
  • Beyoncé
  • Bliss & Eso
  • Bono
  • Calling All Cars
  • Elvis Costello
  • Foo Fighters
  • Hungry Kids of Hungary
  • Janelle Monae 
  • John Legend
  • John Legend
  • John Mayer
  • K'Naan
  • Kings of Leon
  • Maxwell 
  • Neil Young
  • Owl Eyes
  • Stevie Wonder
  • The Black Keys
  • The Getaway Plan

Global Citizen Festival Hosts (2012-2013)

  • Adrien Grenier
  • Archie Panjabi
  • Ban Ki-moon
  • Barbara Pierce Bush
  • Bono
  • Bridget Moynahan
  • Deborra-Lee Furness
  • Erin Heatherton
  • Erin Heatherton
  • Freida Pinto
  • Gerard Butler
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Jake Clemons
  • Jason Sudekis
  • Jeffrey Sachs
  • Jeffrey Sachs
  • Jim Yong Kim
  • Karolina Kurkova
  • Katharine McPhee
  • Katie Couric
  • Katie Holmes
  • Kweku Mandela
  • Larry King
  • Lauren Bush
  • Maggie Grace
  • Mohammad Yunus
  • Ndaba Mandela
  • Olivia Wilde
  • Petra Nemcova
  • Quddus
  • Rachel Brosnahan
  • Russell Simmons
  • Selena Gomez
  • Shawn King
  • Soledad O'Brien
  • Sophia Bush
  • will.i.am

Tickets Committee

  • Aaron D. Rosenberg
  • Brian Murphy
  • Danny Rogers
  • Elliot Groffman
  • John Silva
  • Judy McGrath
  • Marc Geiger
  • Marsha Vlasic
  • Michele Bernstein
  • Nicole Vandenberg
  • Rob Light
  • Sara Newkirk