Our trustees

Vacancy: Treasurer

NAM is one of the world’s foremost providers of information on HIV and AIDS. Our information is aimed at two main audiences: people living with HIV; and healthcare professionals. NAM’s trustees play a crucial role in advancing the charity’s purposes, overseeing the organisation’s strategic direction and protecting its assets and interests.

We are currently seeking an individual with a recognised accountancy qualification to join our Board of Trustees and fill the role of Treasurer for the charity. The Treasurer guides and advises the Board of Trustees in the approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements.

A full outline of the role and a person specification is available at www.aidsmap.com/vacancies.

NAM's board of trustees

NAM is one of the world’s foremost providers of information on HIV and AIDS. Our information is aimed at two main audiences: people living with HIV; and professionals working in the field such as doctors, other healthcare workers, community advocates and HIV organisation staff and volunteers.

NAM’s trustees play a crucial role in advancing the charity’s purposes, overseeing the organisation’s strategic direction and protecting its assets and interests.

NAM's board of trustees uses its wide range of experience, specialisms and interests to provide strategic leadership for the charity. The board includes individuals living with HIV and several trustees have considerable experience within the sector. The trustees intend that the board should collectively provide a mix of skills, experience, qualities and knowledge to enable NAM to respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities faced by the organisation and, in line with NAM's mission, to ensure the organisation remains rooted in the experience of those most affected by HIV and AIDS. The trustees receive no remuneration for their work with NAM.

Read a little about our trustees below:

Dr Margaret Swain Chair

Margaret has a background in biological research, spent several years in clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry and latterly in research management and administration with Cancer Research UK. She has also worked in Ghana and Malawi and her interests include NAM’s international work, treatment information and general governance issues.

Nigel Ware Treasurer

Nigel is a qualified chartered accountant and was a senior partner in a top ten accounting practice, where he continues as a consultant. He is a member of the audit committee of a Further Education college and of a national sporting body. Also, he is a trustee of a Citizens Advice Bureau and a governor of a residential college. Nigel's focus within NAM is in respect of financial matters and related governance.

Dr Sanjay Bhagani

Sanjay is a consultant physician and senior lecturer in infectious diseases and HIV medicine at London’s Royal Free Hospital. He has a special focus on the management of complex HIV infection, including difficult opportunistic infections as well as on the management of viral hepatitis in people with HIV. He is chair of the British HIV Association’s Hepatitis Society. Sanjay is particularly interested in NAM’s new stream of work around viral hepatitis, which includes aidsmap’s sister website www.infohep.org.

Brian Cooper 

Brian is a former International Editor at NAM and a trustee since 1998. His background is in commercial publishing, education, television and film, as Marketing Manager for Scholastic, a Creative Agent for The Royal Opera House and as an independent film producer. He also has many years' experience as a technical and creative consultant, as a translator with a medical specialisation and as a creative producer with youth projects. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Erica Crittendon

Erica is a current Master of Public Health Candidate at Imperial College London, focusing on health systems and services. She recently completed a fellowship through Global Health Corps and worked as an HIV/AIDS Program Implementation Specialist at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Prior to this, Erica taught secondary Biology in Baltimore city through Teach for America. Erica is committed to health equity and marginalised populations through advocating for quality care for those affected by HIV.

Robbie Currie

Duncan Jarvies

Duncan is an editor for The BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) where he specialises in multimedia, dissemination of evidence based medicine, and campaigning for better science. With 10 years of experience and experimentation in digital publishing, Duncan's interested in NAM is in the innovative forms of information display and interaction tailored to the readers needs.

Julianne Lwanga

Julianne trained in Uganda at a time before antiretroviral therapy (ART) was available there. She has since trained and worked in obstetrics and gynaecology, genitourinary medicine and contraception in the UK and is currently specialising in HIV care and research at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital. She is interested in HIV prevention and cure research and in the involvement of black and ethnic minority women in research as well as how to reach out more to them and other communities that may find it harder to access HIV care services. Other (future) interests are in education particularly of medical and nursing students in Africa.

David Noble QSO

Most of David’s career was spent as a public service lawyer, working in London local government and then in senior roles in the UK Civil Service and the EU Commission in Belgium in the early 1990s (where he was inspired by the work of “the Foundation”, an HIV-AIDS information and buddy network). He ended his full-time career as the chief executive of a government department in New Zealand. He is now able to commit fully to his voluntary work, as a trustee of a national immigration and asylum support charity, a director of a sixth form college and helping a London-based community-focused ballet charity. David’s focus tends to be on the legal and governance aspects of the trustee role. Beyond that however, he is particularly interested in NAM’s work in developing countries and for those living with HIV into old age. 

Kalpana Sabapathy

Kalpana is Assistant Professor and clinical epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She works on HIV research in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Kalpana has previously worked in a number of countries globally while working for Medecins Sans Frontieres and in the NHS prior to that. She has benefitted from the resources available on aidsmap since she was a junior doctor in the late nineties and has seen the information help patients and colleagues in many different settings. Kalpana is committed to NAM's goals of bringing knowledge and clarity to individuals who may be feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed in the face of HIV.

Jason Schroen

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

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Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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