Meet the team

Secretariat Staff

Mike Podmore, Director

I joined STOPAIDS in July 2015. I am a partner to STOPAIDS Trustees in the delivery of our strategic plan, working closely with both members and donors to secure an effective global response to HIV and AIDS. I also represent STOPAIDS  in our dealings with wider civil society, and internationally, and lead on engaging DFID on its overarching strategy for HIV and AIDS.


Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Advocacy Officer

I joined STOPAIDS in June 2015. I help to lead our campaigning and advocacy efforts to achieve a fully funded and effective Global Fund as well as on our access to medicines work. I also help to coordinate and support the work of our partners at the Student Stop AIDS Campaign.


Alysa Remtulla, Policy Officer 

I joined STOPAIDS in February 2015. I lead STOPAIDS policy work on the political, programmatic and financial prioritisation of HIV by the UK government.  I also convene STOPAIDS members to exchange best practice on thematic topics.


Siomha Cunniffe, Operations and Development Manager

I joined STOPAIDS in July 2015. I am responsible for working with the Director in the development and financial management of the organisation. I am also a main point of contact for our members and lead on the management of STOPAIDS events.


Diarmaid McDonald, Advocacy Manager

I joined STOPAIDS in January 2010. My role is to consult on our campaigning and advocacy work on the financing of the AIDS response and access to medicines, I am also the alternate board member of the NGO delegation to UNITAID. I have recently reduced my hours and am currently working for STOPAIDS for 1 day per week.