Nicholas Fink Haysom

Member of the Board of Advisers since 2013


Former Board Member

Nicholas Fink Haysom serves as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.

His previous positions include: Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan (2012–2016) Director for Political, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (2007–2012); Head of the Office of Constitutional Support in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) (2005–2007); and Chief Legal Adviser throughout Nelson Mandela’s presidency until 1999.

Haysom has written on constitutional, human rights and related matters in various academic publications and is co-author of Fundamental Rights in the Constitution: Commentary and Cases.

He is a recipient of the South Africa Playwright of the Year award (1987).