The Alliance secretariat is governed by a Board of Trustees who approve the secretariat’s strategic framework and are responsible for ensuring that the organisation’s broad policies and strategies are in keeping with its mission.
The secretariat means the company and registered charity called the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.
Trustees are chosen for their skills and expertise in areas relevant to the Alliance including HIV, sexual and reproductive health, human rights, governance, finance, resource mobilisation, advocacy and communications. The Board also has balanced representation from different regions and genders and includes people living with HIV.
The Board meets twice a year, usually in April and November.
The Board of Trustees
Carmen Barroso (Brazil) is the Regional Director for the IPPF/Western Hemisphere Region. She has authored numerous books and articles, both in academic journals and in the popular press. She was a founding member of DAWN, a network of Third World women, and of the Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights. Carmen holds a PhD in Social Psychology from Columbia University and has been a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University.
Jan Cedergren (Sweden) has worked in development cooperation for almost 40 years. He has been Director of Operations Department, OHCHR (United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights), Director General for International Development Cooperation, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Director General, Sida. Jan has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He sits on the secretariat's Finance and Audit Committee.
Martin Dinham (UK) has spent most of his career with the Department for International Development (DFID) where he was Director General International, Asia Director and Head of Human Resources. He 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. Martin is Chair of the secretariat's Finance and Audit Committee.
Zhen Li (China) has been actively involved as a volunteer in the HIV/AIDS response for over 18 years. He was Coordinator of the CIDA Civil Society Program in China from 2002 – 2009 and in 2008 he co-founded the China Male Thongzhi Health Forum (CMTHF), the first Chinese MSM NGO coalition. He was an Executive Steering Committee member of the Asia and Pacific Coalition of Men's Health (APCOM) in 2007-2009 and a current Executive Committee member of MSM and HIV Global Forum (MSMGF). Zhen sits on the secretariat’s Accreditation Committee.
Callisto Madavo (Zimbabwe) has held a number of senior level positions in the World Bank including Regional Vice President for the Africa Region and Country Director for East Asia. As Vice President of the Africa region he supported a range of World Bank activities, focusing on economic growth and poverty reduction and championed a special initiative on HIV/AIDS, capacity development and infrastructure. He is currently a visiting Professor at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Callisto is Chair of the secretariat's Policy and Advocacy Committee.
Kevin Moody (Canada/Netherlands) is the current International Coordinator/CEO for GNP+. His previous positions and organisations include Technical Officer for Treatment and Advocacy in the HIV/AIDS department of WHO ,Co-Director for Campaigns at Health Action International and coordinator for MSF-Holland's Access to Medicines Campaign. He holds a degree in Pharmacy; an MBA with a focus on public health and not-for-profit management; and a doctoral degree in Education. Kevin is currently on the oversight board of AIDS Fonds in The Netherlands and was previously a Director of the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG). He is a member of the secretariat’s Policy and Advocacy Committee.
Kanini Mutooni (UK) has over 14 years of audit and risk management experience in the Financial Services sector, most recently in the position of Director of Internal Audit and Governance at Kleinwort Benson Bank. She is an MBA holder and Chartered Accountant. Kanini is the founder of myAzimia.org, a software company that provides a white label technology solutions for the crowd-funding, Peer-to-Peer lending and microfinance sectors; she also sits on the Board of Silver Upholders Microfinance Ltd and Invest Africa.org. Kanini is a member of the secretariat’s Finance and Audit Committee.
Carole Presern (UK) is the Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). Carole has more than 25 years experience in governance, management, international health policy and health in developing countries, and has worked for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the UK Department for International Development on issues including health and AIDS policy, human rights and policy development. Carole has been a UK board member of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and of UNITAID. She sits on the secretariat’s Policy and Advocacy Committee.
Prasada Rao (India) was appointed as the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV in Asia and the Pacific in July 2012. Prior to this, he served as Special Advisor for Asia Pacific to the Executive Director of UNAIDS, as Regional Director of the UNAIDS Asia Pacific Office, Permanent Secretary in India’s Ministry of Health and Director of the National AIDS Control Organisation in India. Prasada sits on the secretariat’s Finance and Audit Committee.
Nafis Sadik (Pakistan) is the Vice Chair of the secretariat board. She served as Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, with the rank of Under-Secretary-General, from 1987 to 2000. A physician by training, she was the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV in Asia and the Pacific from 2002-2012.
Steven Sinding (USA) is Chair of the secretariat board. He was formerly director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation and is a professor at Columbia University. Prior to his time at IPPF, he was director of the Population Sciences programme at the Rockefeller Foundation.
Jens Van Roey (Belgium) worked as a medical doctor for 10 years in clinical care settings in the Democratic Republic of Congo and then in the field of technical assistance for HIV programming at the national level, before becoming Programme Officer for the African region for UNAIDS. He is currently Director: Global Clinical Development at Tibotec, focusing on the development of vaginal microbicides for the prevention of sexual transmission of HIV, and is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Partnership for Microbicides. Jens is Chair of the secretariat's Accreditation Committee. He has been living with HIV for more than 20 years.