Mike Podmore, Director

I joined STOPAIDS as Director in July 2015. I partner STOPAIDS Trustees in the delivery of our strategic plan. I represent STOPAIDS externally in the UK and internationally. I am Board Member for the Developed Country NGO Delegation on the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; a steering committee member of Action For Global Health UKGlobal Fund Advocates NetworkCivil Society Sustainability Network; and of Stamp Out Poverty.



Siomha Cunniffe, Operations and Development Manager

I joined STOPAIDS in July 2015. I am responsible for working with the Director in the development and management of the organisation. I also lead on membership engagement and the organisation of STOPAIDS events.


Alysa Remtulla, Advocacy Manager


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.


Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Senior Advocacy Adviser

I joined STOPAIDS in June 2015 after two years running Youth Stop AIDS. I now lead our advocacy efforts to improve access to medicines for all, which includes chairing the Missing Medicines campaign.


Robin Jakob, Multilaterals Liaison Officer

I joined STOPAIDS in May 2016. I coordinate the NGO Delegation to the Board of UNITAID. UNITAID is an international funder for HIV, TB and Malaria based in Geneva. It funds innovate solutions to access to medicines and diagnostics challenges in the three diseases. Before joining STOPAIDS I worked for domestic HIV organisations in London and Edinburgh.



Karris Hamilton, Office Coordinator

I joined STOPAIDS in April 2017. My role is to upkeep the general running of the office, assist the Operations and Development manager with funding and finance, provide PA support to the Director and lead on communications. Before I joined the STOPAIDS team I spent 3 months in Burkina Faso, where I worked with a local NGO to raise awareness around women’s rights and health issues, including HIV.


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.