Placed Leaders

Camille Massey

President & CEO


We partnered with Synergos on the search for a President & CEO. Synergos is a global organization that has pioneered the use of bridging leadership, which builds trust and collaboration to solve complex problems.

Our work resulted in the recruitment of Camille Massey to the role.

Massey combines decades of experience working on complex development challenges together with deep recognition of the values of inclusion, of listening, and of supporting people and institutions that are most proximate to those challenges.

Previously, Massey was Founding Executive Director of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice. She also previously served as Vice President for Global Strategy and Programs at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and has served in senior positions at Human Rights First and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, working in 23 countries with a concentration in Africa and Asia.

Massey founded Cue Global, a consulting business that designed and implemented strategic policy, legal, advocacy, communications, and resource mobilization plans for global organizations, was appointed a Human Rights Fellow at The Carter Center in Atlanta, and worked with musician Peter Gabriel to help establish WITNESS, an international human rights organization supporting local groups in the use of video.

As a long-time board member of Breakthrough, she works on projects worldwide to stop violence against women and girls. She also serves on the board of Outright International and the advisory boards of Global Witness, the Center for Business and Human Rights at New York University and House of SpeakEasy, a literary nonprofit organization.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association.

Massey holda a BS from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School where she currently sits on the Advisory Board. She earned her JD from the City University of New York School of Law.