At the Global Fund John leads work to engage the private sector in supporting the Global Funds mission to eliminate HIV, Malaria and TB. This includes innovative finance models, technology and the contribution of other capabilities and assets, as well as philanthropy.
Prior to this John was an Executive Director at UBS Optimus where he was leading the team developing new products and innovative financing instruments; and he was the COO at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a Geneva based organization that focusses on improving nutrition in developing countries primarily through public private partnerships and increasing the positive impact of markets for the poor.
John has worked in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. He worked in the finance and pharmaceuticals sectors supporting mergers, acquisitions and public listings. He helped establish and manage the portfolio of one of the largest private foundations, the Children’s Investment Fund (CIFF). He was also a Regional Manager for Oxfam in East and Central Africa, Country Director in Afghanistan and worked in Northern Sri Lanka. He was also a board member of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), a major mines clearance organization and Nobel Prize co-laureate.