The President of Iceland, in collaboration with the NRF Steering Committee has secured the commitment of the following individual partons of the NRF to form an Honarary Board:
- Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland (Chair),
- Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland, Nobel Peace Prize holder 2008.
- Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
- Yury Neyolov, Governor of Yamal Nenets, Russia
- Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia
- H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Monaco