Scherto Gill is the GHFP’s Executive Secretary and Senior Fellow. She is responsible for its office leadership and provides direction and clarity to the GHFP’s strategic research and policy development. Scherto works closely with the GHFP’s Trustees and CEO in advancing the GHFP’s mission, carries out the board’s decisions, and supervises the GHFP’s programmes and activities. She is also on the Board of Rising Global Peace Forum, and Spirit of Humanity Forum. Scherto directs the UNESCO/GHFP partnership on Collective Healing, Social Justice and Well-Being, and she is a co-Chair of G20 Interfaith Forum Education Working Group. She is a Laureate of Luxembourg Peace Award. Scherto is author and co-author of numerous books and articles.

Garrett Thomson is the GHFP’s CEO. He received his DPhil from the University of Oxford. Currently he is Compton Professor of Philosophy at the College of Wooster, USA.  He was formerly the CEO of the World Subud Association from 2005-2010. Garrett is the author of numerous books including Needs; Kant; Introduction to Modern Philosophy; and a series of introductory texts on Descartes, Locke, Aristotle, Kant, and Leibniz. He co-edited the six-volume The Longman Standard History of Philosophy. His other recent works include Una Introduccion a la Practica de la Filosofia, On Philosophy and On the Meaning of Life. Most recently, Garrett has co-authored books as part of the GHFP’s research team.

Alice McCarthy SommervilleAlice McCarthy Sommerville is a Human Centred Education Researcher. Her own research work is underpinned by an interest in the connections between education, ethics and human flourishing, with a particular focus on respecting children and young people as agents. Her role at the GHFP includes providing professional development and mentoring to teachers and school leaders, and curriculum design and delivery of well-being programmes for 14-16s, to nurture students’ and teachers’ well-being and whole-person growth. Alice is Chair of Governors of Sands School, democratic school in Devon, UK.


Ali Moussa Iye is a Research Associate at the GHFP. He joined UNESCO in 1997 as Coordinator of the Programme of Culture of Peace in the Horn of Africa and then of the Programme on the Fight against Racism and Discrimination. He directed two important UNESCO Programmes: The Routes of Dialogue (Slave Route Project, Silk Roads project ) and the General and Regional Histories Project. He is the Coordinator of the General History of Africa project. Ali has expertise in Political Anthropology and has published books on the endogenous democratic institutions and practices in the Horn of Africa. He is the founder of a new think tank called “AFROPROSPECTIVE: A Global Africa Initiative”.

Daniela Maria Urrutia is a co-director of GHFP’s programmes in Colombia. She has been consultant for corporate social responsibility and community development. For 30 years, she has been managing large-scale national and regional projects in Latin America. Daniela helps shape community-led innovative solutions on key development areas such as racial and gender equality, resolving environmental conflict, resource management and employment. She has led collaborative consultation and project evaluation processes and participatory project planning initiatives within diverse communities. Daniela also supports the development of pedagogical models and evaluation methodologies that facilitate community learning and participation, working with businesses, guilds, minority groups, NGOs and governments. 

David Cadman is a research professor at the GHFP. He holds a number of professorial chairs and fellowships at universities in the UK and America.  He is presently a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland and a Harmony Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St. David.  He is a Trustee of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and the Editor of the archive of the speeches and articles of The Prince of Wales, volumes 1 and 2 having been published in 2014 by the University of Wales Press and a third volume being prepared for publication in 2018.  

Rossana Silva is the director of Human-Centred Education (HCE) programme in Colombia. She specialises in education as well as in financial administration. For several years, she has worked in project management in the education sector, providing support to local communities and young Colombian women from disadvantaged areas. Over the past five years, she has successfully implemented the HCE in two educational institutions in Quindío, Colombia, benefiting hundreds of young people and their respective families.