Alex Sparrowhawk, Terrence Higgins Trust and UK CAB

Alex became actively involved in the HIV sector following their own diagnosis in 2009. In 2015 Alex joined Terrence Higgins Trust’s policy team and more recently moved to a role on the HIV Prevention England national programme leading its work on sector learning and development and systems leadership. Alex is passionate about ensuring people living with HIV are represented meaningfully in all advocacy and lobbying efforts to ensure HIV and AIDS remain on the political agenda.

 

Charlie Gamble, TackleAfrica

Charlie is CEO of TackleAfrica, an NGO which uses football to deliver sexual health education to young people on football pitches across Africa. With a career that has included Comic Relief and Street League and election to the Network Board of streetfootballworld in 2010, Charlie has an Honours Degree from the University of Leeds and is a committed advocate for the positive influence of creative, non-traditional education. Charlie has fifteen years’ experience working in the development sector, predominately focused on supporting young people.

 

Clive Ingleby, VSO

Clive has worked in international development for nearly 20 years. He started his journey in 2000 when he worked as a VSO volunteer with the National Progressive Primary Health Care Network based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then he has worked in various VSO positions globally, and has been VSO’s global lead for Health and HIV from 2007. His key responsibilities include managing technical support provision to VSO’s health programmes in 14 countries, managing organisational evaluation and learning around both health CPAs, support to business development and external representation on behalf of VSO.

 

Fionnuala Murphy, Frontline AIDS

Fionnuala has worked in campaigns and advocacy on HIV and AIDS, global health and human rights for more than 15 years, and has been involved in many areas of STOPAIDS’ work.  She is currently Head of Influence at Frontline AIDS, where she oversees advocacy on HIV prevention, comprehensive sexuality education, and integrated testing and treatment for HIV, TB and Hep C.  Fionnuala is originally from Northern Ireland and unapologetically brings that lived experience of colonialism and its legacy to the UK development sector.  She is excited to have joined the STOPAIDS board at a time of significant change both for the organisation and the sector more widely.

 

Georgie Wallis, Youth Stop AIDS

Georgie recently graduated from SOAS where she studied International Management and South East Asian Studies. She first got involved with international development and global health in 2014, when she was living and volunteering in South Africa working with HIV/AIDS education and prevention. In 2016, Georgie got involved with Youth Stop AIDS. At first she was a group leader at her university, and then later was elected to be the Missing Medicines Officer on the Steering Committee. Since then, she has been working closely on access to medicines as well giving support towards the It Aint Over Campaign.

 

Husseina Hamza, Africa Advocacy Foundation

Husseina works as Peer Mentor and Community Outreach support worker at Africa Advocacy Foundation (AAF). Working to empower BAME individuals and families experiencing multiple disadvantages and barriers, including ill health, poverty, deprivation, violence, isolation and those relating to language, culture, faith or other social issues. Husseina works with communities in London who are affected by a range of issues including sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls [VAWG], female genital mutilation (FGM) and mental health issues. Husseina provides information, advocacy, advice, practical support, educational and community support to those that are living in poverty, particularly within the BAME communities in South London. She also trains and equips BAME men and women living with HIV with the knowledge and tools to become active champions for better HIV services; and to support other vulnerable HIV positive Individuals to overcome stigma and exclusion, manage their status and experience better quality of life.

 

Romilly Greenhill, ONE

Romilly Greenhill is ONE’s UK Director. Romilly started her career at the Ugandan Finance Ministry, where she was responsible for allocating the extra money gained through debt cancellation and good quality aid. This inspired her to campaign on both issues in subsequent roles at the New Economics Foundation and ActionAid. She was also a policy expert for the 2005 Make Poverty History campaign.

She then moved to lead DFID’s work on aid transparency, starting and then running the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Romilly also spent six years as a Senior Research Fellow and Team Leader at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), leading the institution’s work on development finance and financing the ‘leave no-one behind’ agenda.

 

Vicki Howard, Marie Stopes International

Vicki is the Restricted Fund Accountant for Marie Stopes International which is her first experience of working in the Sexual and Reproductive Health sector. Working at MSI was an eye-opener in terms of the scale of work to be done in SRHR across the world, including HIV/AIDS education which is what led her to become interested in STOPAIDS. She previously trained with KPMG in the Public Sector Audit Department which included work on a range of Charities and NGOs. She also has a background in marketing and advertising prior to training in Accountancy.

 

Yael Azgad, Avert

Yael has been a global development communications specialist for over a decade. Beginning her career in the Middle East working with refugees and then going on to focus on health and humanitarian issues. She has experience working across the global health, development and humanitarian sectors for organisations including the UN, global think-tanks, and NGOs. Since 2016, Yael has been working at Avert, where, as Senior Editor and Project Manager, she manages digital health interventions focused on HIV and sexual health. Yael has particular expertise in projects focused on young people, and the potential of digital to strengthen and transform health systems.