Frances Longley

Frances Longley

Chief executive
Amref Health Africa UK

Frances joined Amref Health Africa UK as chief executive in August 2015. Previously, she was director of communications and brand for Unicef UK and head of international programme engagement.

Frances has over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, focussing specifically on strategy and communications, with an emphasis on increasing access to healthcare in marginalised populations. From 2009-2012, Frances worked in Swaziland, leading the evaluation of an experimental USAID-funded national HIV prevention programme and creating the communications strategy for the Ministry of Health for their new national Health Management Information System.  

Prior to her role at Amref Health Africa, Frances worked in Afghanistan, developing the communications strategy for the Ministry of Public Health’s Public-Private Partnerships programme to extend the provision of secondary and tertiary healthcare. 

Frances has an MSc in Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.