About Us

Board of Directors

Peter Murphy, Executive Chairman, Pan Group Australia

Peter is an entrepreneur and philanthropist passionate about empowering individuals to chase their dreams and make a difference.

Peter distinguished himself as a leader in the corporate world from a young age, and has a strong leadership and management record of high performance across a range of organisations.

He understands the impact that business can have in changing the world for good and created PAN to unlock the amazing potential of people and ideas to affect positive change in the world. PAN is not an investment firm but a way of thinking that challenges paradigms and the conventional way of doing business.

Today, Peter leads PAN Group Australia to invest in great ideas and great people that will change the world.Peter is also the Global Chair of the Global Poverty Project, and a trustee and Chair of the Collingwood Football Club Foundation.

Michael Anders, Founder, Iconiq Capital

Michael Anders is a founding partner of ICONIQ Capital, a global merchant bank/multi-family office based in San Francisco and New York. Prior to his current role, he worked at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Franklin Templeton, Fidelity Investments and Societe Generale (in Paris and London). He was a founder of GivingCapital, which developed turnkey charitable products for a number of large financial service firms, and then helped in the structuring of their high net worth client’s charitable giving. Mr. Anders received his B.A/B.S. in Political Science and Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, as well as a certificate in International Economics from Columbia University. He serves on the Board of the San Francisco Symphony, Full Circle Fund, The Global Poverty Project/Global Citizen, The World Surf League (WSL) and P.U.R.E., WSL’s philanthropic arm which focuses on ocean research and conservation.

Chris Anderson, CEO, TED

Chris Anderson is the Curator of TED, a nonprofit devoted to sharing valuable ideas, primarily through the medium of ‘TED talks’ – short talks that are offered free online to a global audience.

After a career in journalism, and publishing Chris Anderson became the Curator of the TED conference in 2002 and has developed it into a global platform for disseminating ideas worth spreading.

Chris was born in rural Pakistan, and grew up in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, where his father worked as a missionary eye surgeon. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy and Politics, and then entered journalism. In 1985 he formed a tiny start-up to launch a computer magazine. Its success led to more launches, and his company Future Publishing grew rapidly under the slogan “media with passion.” Chris expanded to the United States in 1994, where he built Imagine Media, publisher of Business 2.0 magazine, and creator of the popular games website IGN. The combined companies eventually spawned more than 100 monthly magazines, employing 2,000 people. They allowed Chris to create a private nonprofit foundation, the Sapling Foundation, devoted to leveraging the power of ideas. Sapling acquired the TED Conference in 2001, and Chris then left his businesses to focus on growing TED. Under his stewardship TED has broadened its scope to include not only technology, entertainment and design but also science, politics, business, the arts and global issues. In 2006 TED began free distribution of its talks on the the web.

Nicole Bates Deputy Director, Global Policy & Advocacy, Gates Foundation

Nicole Bates is a Deputy Director for Multilateral Partnerships at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Currently on assignment at UNICEF as a senior advisor in the Office of the Executive Director, Nicole is working closely with leadership on an initiative to increase UNICEF’s impact for children by harmonizing and strategically activating advocacy, communication, fundraising, public engagement and brand assets across the agency.

Dr. Bates joined the Gates Foundation in 2008. She introduced the foundation’s first global advocacy strategy for vaccines and immunization. Over time, these strategies grew civil society presence in major political markets across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia; established cross-sectoral consensus through a global action plan for vaccines; and leveraged the foundation’s investments to secure more than $15 billion to improve child health in the world’s poorest countries. Bates’ portfolio has also covered broader child health issues including pneumonia, diarrheal disease and water/sanitation/hygiene.

Bates previously worked in the U.S. Senate on domestic health and social policy for Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and served as the Director for Government Relations at the Global Health Council. She began her career in the Chronic Disease Center at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Presidential Management Fellow.

Bates earned a doctorate and Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her undergraduate work with high honors from the University of Virginia.  She sits on a number of international, national and local boards, is a regular guest speaker and serves as adjunct/affiliate faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Washington.

Jay Brown, Co-founder/CEO, RocNation

As one of the industry’s most influential—and visionary—executives, RocNation Co-Founder/CEO Jay Brown has always maintained a low profile. That’s because of a long-held philosophy that has stationed the entrepreneur at the forefront of the entertainment industry for the last 20 years: actions speak louder than words.

Since founding RocNation in 2008 with hip-hop icon Jay Z and Tyran “TyTy” Smith, Brown has overseen the company’s evolution from a full-service boutique to an international entertainment powerhouse. The label is home to such superstars as Rihanna, J. Cole, producer DJ Mustard, Calvin Harris and Jay Z himself. RocNation also manages an equally stellar roster that includes Shakira, KORN, Big Sean, Grimes, Haim, DJ Khaled, Emeli Sandé and Santigold. The company launched its latest division, RocNation Sports, in 2013. Its roster includes the likes of Kevin Durant of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Robinson Cano of MLB’s Seattle Mariners, and Dez Bryant of NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

Brown began honing his savvy business skills in 1993 during a stint as a publishing executive at Quincy Jones Music Publishing/Qwest Records. He segued to Elektra Records as Senior VP in 1999. Later appointed Exec. VP at Def Jam Recordings, Brown worked alongside then-Def Jam president Jay Z.

Arianna Huffington, CEO/Founder, Huffington Post/Thrive Global

Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on numerous boards, including Uber and The Center for Public Integrity.

Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers.

She is a mother, sister, flat shoe advocate, and sleep evangelist.

Paul Hurley, CEO, Alset Holdings LLC

Paul Hurley is the founder of ideeli.com, a leading next-generation Ecommerce retailer for mainstream women. He served as its CEO from inception until October 2012, and was a member of the ideeli's board of directors until its sale to Groupon (GRPN) in January 2014. ideeli delivers carefully curated, limited-time sales of women’s apparel, accessories, home fashion and beauty products. In 2011 Inc. Magazine ranked ideeli #1 in its list of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in America.

Hurley has been a long-time serial entrepreneur. In 1989 he founded Cypress Research, a global leader in OEM communications software. The company's MegaPhone software shipped over 10 million copies in 23 countries. In 1994, he founded Aveo, which invented many aspects of the now-pervasive concept of preemptive technical support. Paul's third company, Alset, Inc., was founded in 2001 and helped leading brands such as Best Buy and Micro Warehouse use the Internet to simultaneously improve improve service and marketing of new products to customers. For ten years he served on the board of Volunteermatch, and is currently a board member of Global Citizen and Shaklee Global Group, Inc. He graduated from Yale University and is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute.

Tom Jones, COO, Women's World Banking

Tom is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Women’s World Banking, an international NGO committed to eliminating financial inequities by bringing low-income women the access and resources they need to secure their futures. He has also served as the institution’s Chief Financial Officer.

Tom is also a Co-founder and Partner of MohrJones, a management consulting firm committed to helping nonprofits secure their future through investments in proper business practices and tools, ultimately enhancing transparency and impact. The firm has led successful turnaround and growth strategies, showing nonprofits how to make, spend, and talk about money.

Prior to joining Women's World Banking in 2010, Tom spent nearly a decade with the New York City Economic Development Corporation under the Bloomberg and Giuliani administrations as a Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Budget Director. Tom began his career as a political aide in the office of U.S. Senator Jon Kyl.

Tom holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University at Buffalo, a M.P.A. from the University of Arizona, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

As a Director of the Board for Global Citizen/Global Poverty Project, he chairs the audit and finance committee and the governance committee.

Randall Lane, Editor, Forbes

Randall Lane is the Editor of Forbes magazine and is responsible for the editorial content that differentiates it in print. Mr. Lane rejoined the company in September 2011; he had worked at Forbes in a variety of positions—reporter, staff writer, and Washington Bureau Chief from 1991-1997—and was the author of five cover stories. Most recently, Mr. Lane was Editor-at-Large at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Previously, he co-founded and served as editor-in-chief of six magazines, including P.O.V. (Adweek’s “Startup of the Year”), Trader Monthly, and Dealmaker. As a hobby, Mr. Lane, a certified sommelier, served as Chief Restaurant Critic for Time Out New York, where he was a National Magazine Award Finalist. He is a frequent television commentator and the author of The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane.

Jane Rosenthal, Co-founder, Tribeca Films

Jane Rosenthal is Co-Founder and Executive Chair of the multi-platform media company Tribeca Enterprises, which operates a diverse network of branded entertainment businesses, including the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, award winning Tribeca Studios, and Tribeca Film Festival International. A leading producer of film and television, she is Co-Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, one of the foremost innovative storytelling cultural events in the United States, as well as the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Tribeca Film Institute, where she also serves as co-chair of the board.

Since co-founding Tribeca Productions with Robert De Niro in 1988, Jane Rosenthal has distinguished herself as a leading film producer with a roster of both critically and commercially acclaimed work. Rosenthal produced one of the highest grossing comedy franchises of all times—Meet the Parents (2000), Meet the Fockers (2004), and Little Fockers (2010), for Universal Pictures, and has produced and executive produced several other box office sensations.

In 2001, in an effort to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan, Rosenthal co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival. Since its inception, the Festival has attracted more than 4.9 million visitors and generated over $750 million dollars in economic activity. Rosenthal also co-founded the Tribeca Film Institute, where she has served as co-chairman of the board since its inception. The Institute has become an instrumental resource for filmmakers and arts education, awarding more than $6.75 million in grants to more than 1,500 storytellers around the world and engaging with over 125,000 New York City students and teachers through its Education programs

Rosenthal has been featured numerous times in Variety’s Women in Showbiz and The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment issues. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and has been honored by The Museum of the Moving Image, Tisch School of Arts at NYU, The Matrix Award, and The National September 11th Memorial & Museum. In 2011, she was presented with the Jane Jacobs Medal for Lifetime Leadership from The Rockefeller Foundation and The Monteblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award for her passion and commitment for arts and culture.

Prior to founding Tribeca Productions, Rosenthal was an executive at CBS-TV and The Walt Disney Company.

Chris Stadler, Managing Partner CVC Capital Partners

Based in New York, Chris oversees private equity activities in North America and the CVC Capital Markets Team. He is on the board of the CVC Capital Partners advisory business, is the Co-Chairman member of the Europe/North America Private Equity Board, and also sits on the Human Resources Committee. Prior to joining CVC, Chris worked for Investcorp as Head of Private Equity, North America after joining as Managing Director in 1996. Chris holds a BA Degree in Economics from Drew University, New Jersey and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.

Chairman’s Council

Peter Murphy
Executive Chairman, Pan Group Australia

Michael Rapino
CEO, Live Nation

Marco Bizzarri
CEO, Gucci/CHIME

Andrew Marks
Founding Partner, Freemark Partners

Charlotte Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo Family Foundation

Chris Stadler
Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners

Marissa Sackler
Founder, BeeSpace/Sackler Family Foundation

Jennifer Breithaupt
Senior Vice President, Citi