The Alliance welcomes the appointment of one of its trustees, Martin Dinham, as the new Chair to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
His election at the 23rd Board Meeting of the Global Fund in Geneva in May gives him a mandate for a period of two years. He takes over the role from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Martin spent most of his career working for the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID). He has also worked for the World Bank and was Adviser to the Governor during the five-year period leading to Hong Kong’s handover to China.
On this appointment, Martin said: ‘I am delighted to accept this position at a time when the UK Government has strongly endorsed the Global Fund’s performance in its recent Multilateral Aid Review, an assessment which I very much share.’
‘In this next phase of the Global Fund, I hope we can maintain and build on all those elements of the Fund that make it one of the best performing international organisations: accountability, transparency, a representative voice, and a focus on results.’
‘I feel enormously enthusiastic about the role and the opportunity to be part of an organisation that is making such a difference to poor people’s lives,’ he continued.
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