Our Team

Based in central London, The Royal Commonwealth Society's central staff team is in regular contact with our Regional Co-ordinators and Branch Representatives across the Commonwealth. Staff contact and office location details can be found on the Contact page.
See International Network for information about RCS Branches and Regional Co-ordinators.

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Dr Greg Munro
Chief Executive
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Helen Jones MBE
Head of Programmes and Youth
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Nathan McKenzie
Head of Public Affairs and Engagement
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Executive Assistant
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Programme Lead
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Elizabeth van der Valk
Public Affairs Officer
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Programme Officer: Youth, Education and Inclusion
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Programme Officer: Networks
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Casandra Boruzescu
Programme Officer
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Dr Greg Munro

Appointed Chief Executive of the RCS on 1 June 2018, Greg Munro has broad Commonwealth experience as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) where he continues in his role of Secretary-General. Formerly Associate Director at the International HIV AIDS Alliance he has extensive knowledge of international developmental issues. Greg held earlier roles with UNAIDS and the World Bank.

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Helen Jones MBE

Helen has many years of experience in youth development and education programmes. During her time with the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council (CYEC) she has developed youth fora such as the Commonwealth Youth Forum, and youth leadership and fellowship programmes. Helen is Director of the Commonwealth Teacher Exchange Programme (CTEP).

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Nathan McKenzie

Having supported the highest levels of the Australian Government for 12 years, Nathan brings a significant track record of event, public affairs and project delivery to the Society. His Australian and international networks, and extensive relationship and stakeholder-management experience contribute to the Society’s pan-Commonwealth outreach activities.

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Emma Fowler

Emma is executive assistant, a role she combines with managing the office. She has previously worked in the peace-building sector and studied International Law. Whilst studying Emma volunteered as a Refugee and Asylum Seeker Caseworker for the British Red Cross, as well as setting up a small project which worked to empower young people in the areas of globalisation, human rights and climate change.

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Rory Evans

As Research and Policy Officer, Rory supports the development of the Royal Commonwealth Society’s policy agenda for the promotion of human rights, democracy and shared understanding throughout the Commonwealth. He has previous experience working for the UN Development Programme and has interned with the Chatham House Africa Programme and the food security NGO Farm Africa. 

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Elizabeth van der Valk

Elizabeth (Libby) works as part of the Public Affairs team. She joined the Society in 2015 after completing an MA in Diplomacy from the University of Nottingham. Libby has several years' experience in public affairs and events management and is responsible for the delivery of the Society's ceremonial and international activities including the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey and the High Commissioners' Banquet. 

 

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Coral Fleming

Coral works as part of the Youth & Education team to deliver inclusive and accessible education programmes across the Commonwealth, including managing The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition. With several years’ experience of youth programmes both in the UK and overseas, she is passionate about empowering young people to participate in global discussions and enact change in their own communities. 

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Deborah Headdey

As a Programmes Officer in the Youth and Education team, Debbie focusses on empowering youth across the Commonwealth through the creation of international networks and development opportunities. She joined The Royal Commonwealth Society after working for international development organisations in the UK and Lesotho where she focused on education, gender and youth.

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Casandra Boruzescu

Casandra works on anti-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the Commonwealth, particularly around convening and building the capacity of civil society to engage with law-makers and other stakeholders. Before joining The Royal Commonwealth Society, she completed a Master’s in international political economy, with a focus on energy conflicts in the Middle East.

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