Four new trustees have joined the board of Conciliation Resources, including a former negotiator in the Northern Ireland peace talks and the former EU Special Representative for Sudan.
The organisation’s current board of trustees will be joined by Kate Fearon, Diana Good, Dr Katy Hayward and Dame Rosalind Marsden. The new trustees bring expertise in peace and security, international law and organisational practice and will provide a wealth of experience to the international organisation.
Conciliation Resources is supported by an active Board of Trustees, comprised of professionals and academics with considerable experience in peacebuilding, human rights, diplomacy, international law and communications.
The Rt. Rev. Peter Price, who has been Chair of the Board of Trustees since 2013 is thrilled at the appointment of the four new trustees:
The four individuals bring additional resources to an already outstanding Board. We look forward to working with them and staff to support and strengthen Conciliation Resources as an organisation.
Kate Fearon has spent the last fifteen years working in the field of conflict, security and peacebuilding. Kate was a founding member of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition and its Chief of Staff in the negotiations of the Belfast Agreement.
Since 2001 Kate has worked in conflict environments around the world, providing solutions and policy expertise to decision makers and leaders. From 2013 to 2015 Kate was the Special Advisor to Head of Mission at EULEX in Kosovo and she currently works as a Special Advisor to Civilian Operations Commander at the European External Action Service.
Diana Good has spent the last five years working in the international development sector. In 2011 she became one of four commissioners in the Independent Commission for Aid Impact and currently works as a Specialist Advisor to the select Committee on International Development in the House of Commons. Prior to joining the public sector, Diana worked for thirty years as a litigation and investigations lawyer with the international law firm Linklaters.
Dr Katy Hayward is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Senior Research Fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice in Queen’s University Belfast. Her research focuses on cross-border conflict, peace and conflict processes, and protest and violence.
Katy has sat as a Director on the boards of the Institute for Conflict Research and the Centre for Cross Border Studies.
Dame Rosalind Marsden has worked in diplomacy and foreign policy for four decades. She joined the British diplomatic service in 1974 and has worked around the world in fragile states, such as Sudan and Afghanistan, as a British Ambassador and in Iraq as Consul-General.
From 2010-2013 Rosalind was the EU Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan, and helped to develop an integrated EU approach towards conflict resolution and peacebuilding in the countries. Rosalind is currently a Associate Fellow at Chatham House.