Global Hand governance

Global Hand is run as an initiative of Crossroads Foundation Limited, which is a non governmental organisation registered under the laws of Hong Kong.

Crossroads Foundation Limited is supported in running Global Hand by Crossroads Global Village (UK), an independent company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, and registered with the Charity Commission (company registration number 06003594; Charity Registration number 1153488), whose registered office is at 215A, Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2EG.

For Global Hand (International):

Board of Reference

Global Hand gratefully acknowledges the expertise offered by the members of the Board of Reference.

Robert Bellhouse

Chief Operating Officer
Mouthwatch LLC
Formerly: Executive Director, Disaster Resource Network, World Economic Forum

Craig Duncan

Head – Information Management Unit

Xavier Heymans

European Citizens’ Initiative team
European Commission (DIGIT)
Formerly: CEO, Zea Partners

Merle Hinrich

Chairman & CEO
Global Sources

Dr. Joel MacCollam

Chairman & President
A Child’s Hope Fund

Doug Pierson

Senior Solution Manager

Bulat Sarsenbayev

The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

John Scriven

Allen & Overy LLP

Michael Veitenhans

National Director
World Vision Zambia

Gary Waltenbaugh

Former Director – Corporate Affairs, Material Aid
Mercy Corps

Operations Executive

This has been established by the Board and comprises two directors, three constituent representatives and two Global Hand senior managers. It deals with general principles of the network operation.

  • Sally Begbie (International President)
  • Matthew Gow (Vice President)
  • Malcolm Begbie
  • Kate Falconer
  • Finlay Mackenzie
  • Mike Veitenhans
  • Gary Waltenbaugh

For Global Hand (Regional):



  • Bill Hampson
  • Finlay Mackenzie
  • David Short
  • Paul Williams


  • Ben Solanky
  • Matthew Gurney
  • David Crisp
  • David Watson