Board of Directors

GOPAC is governed by a Board of Directors made up of members of each regional chapter. Fully organized regional chapters are entitled to three members on the Board. Regional chapters in the process of being established are entitled to one member on the Board. Below are the members of GOPAC’s 6thBoard of Directors.

 

Executive Committee

Chair
Dr. Fadli Zon,
Indonesia

Dr. Fadli Zon joined the GOPAC Board of Directors in 2015. He is a member of parliament in Indonesia and was elected Deputy Speaker of Indonesia Parliament in 2014 and Vice-Chairman of Partai Gerakan Indonesia Raya (GERINDRA) in 2008. Mr Zon was a member of the People Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia (1997-1999), Chairman of Badan Komunikasi Partai Gerindra (2010-present), lecturer at the University of Indonesia and chairman of Ikatan Alumni Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya UI (ILUNI FIB UI). Mr Zon has authored several books including Gerakan Etnonasionalis: Bubarnya Imperium Uni Soviet (Sinar Harapan, 2002); The IMF Game: The Role of the IMF in Bringing down the Soeharto Regime (IPS, 2004); and The Politics of May Riot 1998 (Solstice, 2004). He completed his university education at the Russian Study Program in the Faculty of Cultural Knowledge at the University of Indonesia and earned a Master of Science degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Vice-Chair
Paula Bertol,
Argentina

Paula Bertol joined the GOPAC Board of Directors in 2013. She is a lawyer and received her degree from the University of Buenos Aires. She is also a community mediator. She has been working in politics for over 20 years. Between 2003 and 2005 she was a municipal legislator for the city of Buenos Aires. In that period she presented over 170 projects, of which seven became law; including Law 1,799 on Tabaco Regulation and Law 1,723 on Abusive Alcohol Consumption. Between 2005 and 2013 she was a federal Representative for the city of Buenos Aires for the Republican Proposal (PRO) party. Her first term ended in December 2009 and she was re-elected to a second term that same year. Since April 2014, she serves as Dean of the National Training School for Political Leaders for the PRO.

 

Vice-Chair
Hon. Osei
Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Ghana

The Honourable Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu was elected to the GOPAC Board of Directors in April 2013. He is the Chair of African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption (APNAC) and has been a member of APNAC since 2001. Hon Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is the Minority Leader in the Parliament of Ghana and has been a Member of Parliament (MP) in Ghana since 1997. Before then he had been a Chief Whip for the Minority and Minister of State. He has sat on numerous parliamentary committees throughout his career and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Special Budget Committee and a Ranking Member of the Business Committee. He has a background in urban planning and holds a Bachelors of Science in planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

 

Secretary
John Hyde,
Australia

John Hyde was the Member for Perth in the West Australian Parliament from 2001 to 2013. He is the Chair of GOPAC Oceania and was the founding Chair of GOPAC Australia. He was the Chair or Deputy Chair of the West Australian Parliament’s oversight committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission and its predecessors. As Parliamentary Secretary to the previous Attorney-General he was also involved in the drafting of legislation and changes to establish WA’s modern Corruption and Crime Commission.

 

Treasurer
Mary King,
Trinidad and Tobago

Mary King is a founding member of GOPAC and was elected Secretary of GOPAC’s Board of Directors in 2008. Before joining the executive committee of the GOPAC Board of Directors, Mrs. King was the head of the Trinidad and Tobago chapter of Transparency International. In addition to her work with GOPAC, Mrs. King is a former Senator and Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs and served as an Independent Senator from 2000 – 2007. She also served on a number of Parliamentary Committees including the Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee, and chaired one of the oversight Committees, the Joint Select Committee – Government Ministries, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises – Part II. She is currently the chairman of Mary King & Associates Ltd., a marketing research and business consulting company.

 

Member-at-large
Dr. Naser Al
Sane, Kuwait

Dr. Naser Al Sane has been a member of GOPAC since 2002 and was Chair from 2008 to 2013. He is also the Vice-Chairman of International Forum for Islamic Politics headquartered at Jakarta – Indonesia; the Chairman of Synergy Corporation Consultancy Company, a prominent Management Consultancy company in Kuwait; and an Assistant Professor of Business at the Kuwait College for Business. Formerly, Dr Al Sane was a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament. He decided not to run in 2009 after serving his constituents for 17 years. During his tenure as a member of Parliament, he chaired several parliamentary committees: Financial and Economic Committee, Budget Committee, Public Funds Protection Committee, Human Rights Committee, Employment and Administrative Development Committee as well as the Foreign Affairs Committee. Dr Al Sane holds a BSc from Kuwait University, a MBA from New Haven University in USA and a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Aston University, UK.

 

Member-at-large
Romi Gauchan Thakali
, Nepal


 

Board Members

Dr. Mamdouh Al Abbadi, Jordan

Dr. Mamdouh Al Abbadi joined the GOPAC Board of Directors in 2011. He is a member of the Jordanian Parliament and former Minister of Health. He is also the President of the Democratic Parliamentarian Party.

 

 

Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf, Indonesia

Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf is Chairperson of the House Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, the only woman chairperson for Commissions/Committees in this House of Representatives term. She was also the Head of Democrat Faction, the biggest faction in previous parliamentary term, and the Vice Chairperson of Democrat Party since 2010. This is her third term in parliament, and she was first elected into office in 2004. She is currently also the Member of House Foreign Affairs Commission. She is actively involved in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). She holds a doctoral degree in social and political studies from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Hon Dr Assegaf has authored several books and several papers on gender issues, development, and community empowerment. She is also the founder and chair of the Nurhayati Ali Assegaf Institute.

 

Dr. Abdallah Bouanou, Morocco

Dr. Abdallah Bouanou is a member of the Moroccan Parliament, as well as a member of parliamentary committees on Interior affairs, and Decentralization and Infrastructure. He is a member of ARPAC Board of Directors and the general secretary of Moroccan Parliamentarians Against Corruption. Dr Bouanou is a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Youth Forum and of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups (Iraq, Mozambique and Czech Republic). He is a medical doctor.

 

Lord Fusitu’a, Tonga

Lord Fusitu’a is a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Kingdom of Tonga, chair of GOPAC Tonga and chair of the Tonga Parliament Standing Committee on Anti-Corruption. He is the treasurer of GOPAC Oceania.

 

 

Hon. Nandi Glassie, Cook Islands

Minister Nandi Glassie is Minister for Justice and Health in the Cook Islands, Chair of GOPAC Cook Islands and Vice-Chair of GOPAC Oceania. He was first elected to Parliament in 2006.

 

 

Hon. Tchari Maidi Maina, Chad

 

Dr. Guillermo Mata Bennett, El Salvador

 

Sen. Marie Claire Mukasine, Rwanda 

Senator Marie Claire Mukasine was elected as a member of the GOPAC Board of Directors in April 2013. She is also Vice-chair of the African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption (APNAC) Board of Directors and was elected Chair of the APNAC-Rwanda Chapter in 2011. She holds an MBA specialized in Public Sector Management from Maastricht School of Management and a Bachelor Degree in Law from National University of Rwanda and has 30 years of professional experience in public, private and non-governmental institutions. She has occupied various positions such as Lawyer in the Ministry of Education, Judge in the Court of First Instance, Executive Secretary in the Association HAGURUKA for promotion of Women and Children rights, Secretary General in the Ministry of Gender and family promotion, Director General of the Rwanda National Insurance Corporation, Director General of Rwanda Investment Group and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure. Since October 2011, she is a senator in the Parliament of Rwanda for a term of eight years.

 

Dr. Carlos Alberto Perez Cuevas, Mexico

Dr. Carlos Alberto Pérez Cuevas, is a Mexican lawyer and politician born in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico in 1974. He has been a councillor in his hometown, local representative and President of the Congress of his state; Federal Congressman, where he was leader of his party, with 144 federal legislators of the National Action Party (PAN). He served as Coordinator of the 32 local PAN benches in Mexico. He was President of the Miguel Estrada Iturbide Foundation and Member of the Board of the Rafael Preciado Hernández Foundation. He is an academic with a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from the Universidad Panamericana, a human rights expert and columnist for various publications. He is the National Director of the National Action Partym, Member of the Network on Ethics Policy Action (RAEP) and Chairman of GOPAC Mexico.

 

H.E. Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang, Malaysia

His Excellency Tan Sri Abu Zahar bin Dato’ Nika Ujang was elected to the Board of Directors of Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Against Corruption (SEAPAC) in October 2013 and subsequently elected as a SEAPAC representative on the GOPAC Board of Directors. He is a lawyer by profession, and is currently the President of the House of Senate. He was also a former member of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Malaysia, and used to serve in the State Assembly of Negeri Smbilan from 1986 to 1995, before being a member of federal Parliament from 1995 to 1999. After retiring, he became President of the Council of Former Elected Representatives (Mubarak). At the beginning of 2013, he led a delegation of six Malaysian legislators attending the Fifth GOPAC Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption in Manila, Philippines.

 

John Williams, Canada

John Williams (FCGA) was a Member of Canadian Parliament for fifteen years before retiring from public service in 2008. During this time he was a member of the Public Accounts Committee; eventually chairing the Committee for eight years. He currently serves on the board of several international development agencies and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Corruption. Mr Williams founded the Global Organisation of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC) in 2002 as a means of engaging and supporting parliamentarians in the fight to eradicate corruption in governance. He served as GOPAC’s Chief Executive Officer from 2008-2013. In 1999 John was recognised by his profession as a Fellow of the Association. He is also a recipient of their highest honour, the John Leslie Award.

 

Audit Committee

This committee is currently vacant.

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