Carole Presern (UK) is the Vice Chair of the secretariat Board of Trustees. In October 2014 Carole joined the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria as the new Head of the Office of Board Affairs. Prior to this she served as 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 is a member of the secretariat’s Policy and Advocacy Committee.