Leadership

Board of Directors

Marshfield Associates
Principal
San Antonio Spurs
General Manager
Cypriot Civil Society Strengthening Programme (CCSSP)
Consultant
9/11 United Services Group
Former Chief of Staff and Director of Communications
David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding, Brigham Young University – Hawaii
Director
Elliott Management Corporation
Chief Operating Officer
The NBA on TNT
Analyst
Satellite Asset Management
Former COO and Principal (Retired)
Sempra Energy
Senior Vice President Of Corporate Development
The Glover Park Group
Senior Advisor
Arent Fox, LLP
Partner
adidas
Vice President, Global Basketball
Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding USA, Inc.
President
Macauley and Ritchie Solictors
Solicitor
JS Capital Management LLC
Chief Operating Officer and Founding Partner
Shapiro Negotiations Institute
Founder
Apex Systems, Inc.
Co-CEO
Wasserman Media Group Management
President
Goldman Sachs
Chairman, Global Natural Resources, Investment Banking Division
NZ Training and Consulting
Founder and Director

Former Board Members

ServiceSource
Vice President, Head of Learning and Development
Atlanta Hawks
General Manager and President of Basketball Operations
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, LP
Executive Managing Director
Adirondack Pictures
CEO/Founding Partner
MTV Networks
EVP Linear & Digital Ad Sales & Integrated Marketing
Community Counselling Service Co., LLC
Executive Vice President and Managing Director
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
The Advocacy Institute
Former President and CEO (Retired)
Wharton School of Business
David W. Huack Professor
ODIN Technologies
President and CEO
Brown Rudnick
Partner
Urgo Hotels
President and CEO
Allen & Co.
Managing Director

Testimonials

"Programmes like this that work at the grass roots level with the young people in our society are vital to achieving sustainable peace within our communities. We are committed to supporting and...
Denis Rooney, CBE, Chairman of the International Fund for Ireland, Chairman, International Fund for Ireland
"By focusing on the game of basketball and the values of sportsmanship, the youth learn to break down stereotypes to contribute to an environment whereby children who play together can learn to live...
Bicommunal Support Program, U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus
"We typically use activities such as art and drama to bridge divides between the youth. We always knew that sport had the potential to do the same, but PPI - ME's sport day went way above and beyond...
Yael Gur, Project Manager, A New Way, Israel
"Basketball has added a new dimension to our sporting activities. Of course, it improves coordination and also improves communication between the kids themselves. It’s wonderful that PPI has become...
Jennifer Sonasundrum, Principal, Merry Hill Primary School, South Africa
"If she takes one thing away, it’s to know that there’s no differences from the other community, that everybody’s equal, and that she has great enjoyment with PeacePlayers."
Nula Doherty, Parent, PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland
"It’s hard to live without my parents, but my PPI coach is always there for me. He’s really more like a brother."
Sihle Cele, Participant, PeacePlayers International – South Africa
"We work in an education system that is divided…PeacePlayers program is pointed towards the integration of those children. You’re getting children to mix in an environment where there’s not the...
Derrick Harkness, Principal, Carrs Glen Primary School, Northern Ireland
"A lot of kids believe that one kid on the other side is a good person, but every other one is a bad person, and they then carve out these narrow exceptions. What [PPI’s] curriculum is doing is...
Chad Ford, Director, David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding, Brigham Young University
"I met new players I didn't know before, and learned how to play with new people. The best part was learning things from new players and different areas coming together. I learned you don't have to...
Amir, Participant, PeacePlayers International – Middle East
"I was scared to death at first. But by the end of the match, I realized we were all the same."
Geina Mdungo, Participant, PeacePlayers Interational – South Africa
"We find that the PeacePlayers program brings in life-skills in a non-threatening way, and is helping to educate children on the big issues of HIV…We also find that in the PeacePlayers program, we...
Pamilla Mudhray, CSI Manager, Sasol, South Africa
"At the start [playing together] wasn't weird, but it was different because we would never have gotten the opportunity to go out and meet Protestants and be friends with them."
Ann Murphy, Participant, PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland
"In the beginning I participated for the basketball, but then I made friends with the Turkish-Cypriots. Now we play and we all have fun together."
Evripidis Kardamilas, Participant, PeacePlayers International – Cyprus
"I was on the train one day with my Jewish friends and they started making fun of an Arab woman…I told them to stop and that she was embarrassed and that she just wanted to go to work. I then told...
Adiel, Participant, PeacePlayers International – Middle East
"I’m glad that Ronnie’s taking part in PeacePlayers…hopefully Ronny doesn’t have to go through what I went through at Ronnie’s age.”
Manny Macauley, Parent, PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland
"When you get to know your teammates, it doesn’t really matter what their religion is."
Aoife Doherty, Participant, PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland