Kieran is the Deputy Director for Program Advocacy within Global Policy and Advocacy at the foundation, responsible for HIV, TB, Malaria, NIDs, and Global Health Research and Development. This also includes acting as the relationship owner for the foundation’s engagement with the Global Fund. He has been at the foundation since 2011. Kieran has an academic background in development economics, with a M.Sc in Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He joined the foundation after serving as the CEO of the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO). Previous to that he was the Director of Policy & Communications at ICASO, having worked for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance as the Senior Policy Advisor, and for the CSR organization the International Business Leaders Forum as the Health Programme Manager, and various positions in West Africa. Kieran brings to the foundation extensive experience in multilateral, international and national policy and advocacy. He was involved with the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria since its inception, including as the Alternate Board member for the Developed Country NGO delegation and as a member of various committees including the Finance and Audit Committee, and is currently the Private Foundations’ representative to the Strategy Implementation and Impact Committee. His work over the years on the Global Fund includes significant work in supporting in-country technical support systems and increasing civil society engagement. Kieran has extensive experience with the UN, with particular focus on HIV policy and programming, through involvement and leadership roles in most of the major global HIV initiatives, working groups and committees within UNAIDS and the UN General Assembly.