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board of trustees 06 World Leadership Alliance President: Wim Kok, PM The Netherlands (1994-2002) Wim Kok studied at the Nyenrode Business School (Netherlands). Before serving as Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister from 1989 to 1994, he was chairman of the Dutch Confederation of Trade Unions (1973-1985) and leader of the parliamentary group of the Dutch Labour Party (1986-1989). In 1994 he was elected Prime Minister of the Netherlands and was reelected in 1998, a position he took until 2002. After having stepped down from active politics Wim Kok served amongst others as an independant director in boards of multinational companies. Vice-President: Dame Jenny Shipley, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1997-1999) During the 1990s Jenny Shipley held several Ministerial roles including Minister of Social Welfare, Women’s Affairs , Minister of Health, Transport, State Services and SOEs. In 1997 Dame Jenny became Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party. Today she is a Director on China Construction Bank and chairs five companies in New Zealand. Secretary General: Carlos Westendorp y Cabeza, Secretary General of the Club of Madrid Spanish Diplomat, was the first Ambassador to the EU, Secretary of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1995-96). Since then he has been Ambassador to the UN, High Representative in Bosnia Herzegovina, Member of the European Parliament and Ambassador to the US. Clive Palmer, President of the World Economic Council Joint Secretary General, World Leadership Alliance Clive Palmer is the owner and Chairman of Mineralogy Pty Ltd which owns one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits in Western Australia. Mr Palmer was named as Australia’s 5th wealthiest person and was also inducted as an Australian National Living Treasure by the National Trust in Australia. Australian National Living Treasures are people who have made outstanding contributions to Australian society. Mr Palmer was made a World Fellow with the Duke of Edinburgh Award. 264 The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia


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