Expert Profile

Ms Fleur Heyworth
Position(s) Head of Gender and Inclusive Security

Ms Fleur Heyworth leads the GCSP's executive education, dialogue and policy analysis on gender and inclusive security.  Working closely with the GCSP's Leadership Alliance, she designs and facilitates courses on leadership for women, and for male and female leaders to create more inclusive working environments.  She also delivers modules on gender and inclusive security to the multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural participants on GCSP's core courses, incorporating the frameworks of the Women Peace and Security Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals to apply a ‘gender lens’ to security policy.  Fleur has published numerous policy analysis on topics ranging from gender, diversity and inclusion to women in mediation and has designed and facilitated customised courses for women mediator networks

Fleur also heads the International Gender Champions Secretariat (, a global network of almost 300 leaders advancing gender equality, extending across six multilateral hubs, which is currently being incubated by the GCSPIn this capacity, Fleur leads governance, partnerships, and the team responsible for programmatic and communications work, including the development of a new network wide pledge to speak up and stand up for zero tolerance of gender based violence, sexist attitudes and behaviour.  Fleur regularly facilitates and moderates in person, virtual and hybrid meetings.

Fleur began her professional career as a Barrister and spent 5 years advocating in court, representing government and private clients in family law proceedings in England and Wales.  In Geneva, she worked at the UK Mission to the UN where she represented the UK government in negotiations in International Humanitarian Law at the Red Cross Conference 2015, and on a range of thematic topics during three Human Rights Council sessions including sexual violence in conflict, disasters and emergencies, and on gender equality.  She also worked with NGOs during UPR sessions and drafted recommendations to CEDAW.  Fleur has a Geography Degree from Cambridge University, and took her post-graduate studies in law at Nottingham Law School.