Liam Foran


Liam is developing an economic mediation initiative for HD after a career in banking, agriculture and international relations. He previously led the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific desk at the World Economic Forum and has held a number of roles over the last decade focused on leveraging the positive social impacts of business in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Liam holds Masters and Undergraduate Degrees in Science, Economics and International Affairs from the University of Queensland, McGill University and the Graduate Institute of Geneva. Liam is from Australia.


The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.

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Foundation Board

As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.

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HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.

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