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Mr Chrystold Chetty

Mr Chrystold Chetty

Elected Member Chrystold Chetty, Degree in Business Management, was President of the Seychelles Red Cross Society from 1987 to 2001, and its honorary President since 2003. He served as Chairman of the International Federation’s Finance Commission from 2005 to 2015, member of the Governing Board, and before that, President of ACROFA. He has participated in a wide range of international Red Cross Red Crescent activities, in Africa as well as globally. Chrystold Chetty wishes to achieve, from within the Commission, a better working relationships between the components of the Movement, working in harmony, and thereby help  improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. He hopes to see a very strong the Movement as a leading world-class advocate for the humanitarian cause.    ...
Mr George Weber

Mr George Weber

Vice Chair of the Commission With a history in the Movement spanning five decades, George Weber has served his National Society in a variety of capacities – volunteering, advisory, governance and managerial – from membership in Junior Red Cross to Secretary General. Internationally he has been a field delegate for the International Federation, served on several governance bodies, and worked in Geneva as the Secretary General of the Organisation. Recently, he chaired the Compliance and Mediation Committee. George Weber aims to continue the work to modernise the Council of Delegates and International Conference, striving to maintain its relevance to both States and National Societies, and ensuring a level playing field so that all members, regardless of size, region or capacity, may participate effectively in preparations as well as in the...
Ms Eva von Oelreich

Ms Eva von Oelreich

Chair of the Standing Commission Before becoming President of the Swedish Red Cross and a Vice President of the International Federation, Eva von Oelreich served in a long succession of posts in the Swedish Red Cross and the International Federation – in governance roles as well as staff member, and both within and outside the Movement. Eva von Oelreich wishes to sharpen the International Conference as a forum for debate and decision on humanitarian matters, building firmly on action on the ground. This includes strengthening the dialogue and interaction with States as well with humanitarian actors outside the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It means safeguarding the individual and complementary mandates and independence of each component of the Movement, while fostering a harmonious and effective Movement, building and keeping trust to be that prime convener which brings understanding of our humanitarian action.  ...
Mr Greg Vickery AO

Mr Greg Vickery AO

Elected Member Mr Greg Vickery is a current member of the Standing Commission, being re-elected in December 2015. Between 2011 and 2015 he was also its Chairman. Prior to joining the Standing Commission, he was the National President of the Australian Red Cross Society since his appointment in 2003. Mr Vickery initially joined the Australian Red Cross as a volunteer in 1973 and has held various posts throughout this period. He has also been an active member of the Movement on an international level. He has led the Australian delegation to various international meetings, served as Chairman of the IFRC Public Governance Enhancement Programme Working Group (2010-2011) and represented the IFRC at the Asia Development and the United Nations (2011). Outside the Movement, he has been a Professor of Law at the University of Queensland (2000-2011), the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Indonesia in Queensland (1999-2007) and a Senior Lawyer at Norton Rose, Australia. Mr Vickery holds a Bachelor of Arts (1966) and a Bachelor of Law (1969) from the University of Queensland as well as a Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution from Bond University. He was born on May 26th, 1946 and is married with three children. Greg Vickery wishes to strengthen the Commission’s role in preparing for the International Conference and other Movement level fora especially the 2013 Council of Delegates in Sydney. Furthermore, he wishes to see the Red Cross and Red Crescent decisions promoted and above all implemented, with the ultimate goal of progressing interests of the whole...
Dr Massimo Barra

Dr Massimo Barra

Elected Member Dr Massimo Barra is a current member of the Standing Commission since his re-election in December 2015. Previously he served as Vice-Chairman of the Standing Commission from 2007 to 2009 and then as Chairman from 2009 to 2011. Before joining the Standing Commission, M.D. Barra was National President of the Italian Red Cross since 2005. He first joined the Italian Red Cross in 1961 as a volunteer and has held numerous other positions during the interim. Internationally, M.D. Barra has also held several positions within the Movement. He was Vice-President of the IFRC for Europe (2004-2005), Chairman of the Development Commission (2005-2007) and President of the European Network on HIV/AIDS (1998-2003), amongst others. Outside the Movement, he has been the Head of the 2nd Ward of Maddona del Tufo Hospital in Rome (1986-2005), a Board Member of the Global Fund (2003-2004) and Co-Chairman of the Rome Consensus for Humanitarian Drug Policy since 2007. He was one of the first medical doctors to take care of drug users in Italy: he started his activity at the Centre for Social Diseases in Rome in 1974 and 2 years later, he founded Villa Maraini, a Foundation assisting drug users which he directed for more than 30 years. Dr Barra holds a degree in Medicine and Surgery (1972) and a specialization in Medicine of Sport (1976) from the University La Sapienza. He was born on August 22nd, 1947 in Rome, Italy. As member of the Commission, Massimo Barra wishes to contribute to a united Movement in operational activities and to humanitarian advocacy as identified by public opinion the world over. He wishes to...

I dream of a Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement that has global moral authority and can call the attention of the world to humanitarian issues of concern, a Movement, which independently chooses which issues to focus on.

Henry Dunant