International HIV/AIDS Alliance announces new executive director

12 October 2015

Christine Stegling will replace Alvaro Bermejo as executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance when he steps down at the end of November 2015.

Stegling is currently the executive director of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), a global network of activists advocating for HIV treatment access. A leading actor in the HIV response, she has worked for over 20 years in international development, human rights and HIV.

Martin Dinham, chair of trustees, said: "Christine brings with her years of experience at the frontline of the HIV response and a commitment to the needs of the marginalised communities which are at the heart of the Alliance’s work. She has the skills and experience to build strong bonds across the Alliance and the wider HIV sector so that we can maximise the impact of our vital work for people that are vulnerable to or affected by HIV and AIDS."

Speaking about her appointment, Stegling said: "I am excited about the new role and I look forward to working alongside the wide range of community leaders and civil society advocates who make up the Alliance global partnership, as well as the dedicated staff at the international secretariat in the UK, to create a new model of working. One that pays tribute to Southern leadership, allowing for new and creative ways of working as a global Alliance but with a clear vision to carry the power of community engagement into the broader political discourse.”

Stegling will be based in the UK at the Alliance’s headquarters, and will take up her new role in January 2016.

Read the full press release.