Board of Directors

Chairman - Sir Mark Moody-Stuart KCMG, PhD, MA, FGS

Mark Moody-Stuart has been involved in the Global Compact since its inception. He is Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Global Compact Foundation. He co-chairs the Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group and Global Compact Business for Peace. He is Chairman of Hermes Equity Ownership Services and was Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group from 1998 to 2001 and Anglo American plc from 2002-2009. After a doctorate in geology at Cambridge, he worked for Shell living in Holland, Spain, Oman, Brunei, Australia, Nigeria, Turkey and Malaysia, and UK. A director of Saudi Aramco 2007- , Accenture (2001-2015) and of HSBC (2001-10). Chairman of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium. (2008-) and of the FTSE ESG Advisory Committee. Honorary Co-Chairman of the International Tax and Investment Center 2011-, Member of the International Council for Integrated Reporting, Chairman of the of the Global Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS 2002- 2011, board member Global Reporting Initiative 2002-7 and the International Institute for Sustainable Development 2002-2011. Co-Chair of Business Action for Sustainable Development in 2002, a business initiative for the Johannesburg Summit. Author of “Responsible Leadership – Lessons from the front line of sustainability and ethics”. Married to Judy with four children.

Director - James V. Kearney, Esq., B.A, J.D

James V. Kearney is a senior partner in the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. He is the chairman of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Since 2000, Latham & Watkins has provided over $200 million in pro bono legal services to low income individuals and not-for-profit organizations and to advance access to justice. Mr. Kearney’s legal practice is focused on commercial litigation and trial advocacy. He holds a B.A. from Manhattan College and a J.D. from New York University.

Director - Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C.

Oliver F. Williams is an associate professor and director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. A winner of Notre Dame’s Reinhold Niebuhr faculty award, he has been listed as one of the outstanding faculty in Business Week’s ratings of MBA programs. Mr. Williams has served as associate provost of the University of Notre Dame from 1987-94 and is a past chair of the Social Issues Division of the Academy of Management.  Mr. Williams specializes in understanding how the ethics of virtue might inform the ethical conduct of managers. He is the editor or author of 13 books as well as numerous articles on business ethics. He holds a doctorate from Vanderbilt University and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Notre Dame. He is a Catholic priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross.


Managing Director - Alex Stein, BA, MBA

Alex Stein is the Managing Director of the Foundation for the Global Compact where he oversees its operations, strategy and implementation. Mr. Stein has over eleven years of nonprofit managerial experience, having worked in economic and micro-enterprise development and international education. Prior to joining the Foundation in September, 2011, Mr. Stein was the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer of the Center to Prevent Youth Violence from 2006 to 2011, managing the finances and operations. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Stein was the Vice President of Finance and Administration for ACCION International’s regional New York affiliate where he oversaw the finances and administration of the United States' largest micro-enterprise development organization. Mr. Stein also has experience working as an English teacher in Bogota, Colombia. Mr. Stein holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a BA in English from Whittier College.