The Board of the Global Fund has three committees that serve to provide expertise in specific subject areas.


Each committee has delegated authority from the Board to perform decision-making, advisory and oversight in their specific areas. Coordination of the work of the committees and the Board is managed by the Coordinating Group. Each committee's charter is available below for download.

Audit and Finance Committee

Its role is to ensure optimal performance of the corporate and financial operations of the Global Fund. It:

  • Provides oversight of the financial management of the Global Fund’s resources
  • Provides oversight of the internal and external audit functions
  • Oversees the investigation functions of the Global Fund
Ethics and Governance Committee

This committee ensures that the Global Fund and its stakeholders adhere to appropriate standards of ethical behavior. It:

  • Oversees implementation of the procedures and operations related to the Global Fund’s governance structure and its core governance functions
Strategy Committee

Its purpose is to:

  • Provide oversight of the strategic direction of the Global Fund
  • Ensure the optimal impact and performance of its investments in health


Committee members are drawn from the membership of the constituencies that make up the Board. The Board Member, the Alternate, or any other member of the constituency can serve on any of the committees. Committee members serve for a term of two years.

Selection of committee membership is the responsibility of the Coordinating Group. Every two years, the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board will solicit nominations from the constituencies and, together with the rest of the Coordinating Group, will appoint committee members, ensuring a balance between donor countries, implementing countries, civil society, the private sector and foundations.

Audit and Finance Committee
  • Michael Ruffner (Chair)
  • Edward Ouko (Vice-Chair)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Canada, Switzerland and Australia
  • Maurine Murenga, Communities
  • Revanta Dharmarajah, Developed Country NGO
  • Sara Mohammed, Eastern Mediterranean Region
  • Malefia Dereje, Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Pasqualino Procacci, European Commission, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain
  • Gilles Angles, France
  • Guillermo Birmingham, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Greg Ferrante, Private Foundations
  • Sherwin Charles, Private Sector
  • Bharati Das, South East Asia
  • Chris Taylor, United Kingdom
  • Heesun Shin, Additional Public Donors
  • Alexandru Chitic Patapievici, World Bank
  • Robert Samels, Independent Member
  • Diana Isiye, Independent Member
Ethics and Governance Committee
  • Magda Robalo (Chair)
  • Suomi Sakai (Vice-Chair)
  • Alexander Schulze, Canada, Switzerland and Australia
  • Berry Nibogora, Developing Country NGO
  • Mohamed Chakroun, Eastern Mediterranean Region
  • Rudolph Maziya, Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Anders Nordström, Point Seven
  • Renuka Gadde, Private Sector
  • Sandra Thurman, United States
  • Pascal Niamba, West and Central Africa
  • Mohammad Ali Mubarak Kisubi, Independent Member
Strategy Committee
  • Rico Gustav (Chair)
  • Gunilla Carlsson (Vice-Chair)
  • J. Carolyn Gomes, Developing Country NGO
  • Nataliya Nizova, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Nduku Kilonzo, Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Stéphanie Seydoux, France
  • Birgit Pickel, Germany
  • Naoki Akahane, Japan
  • Marja Esveld, Point Seven
  • Kieran Daly, Private Foundations
  • Suriya Wongkongkathep, South East Asia
  • Mamadi Yilla, United States
  • Oumar Djalo Boukou, West and Central Africa
  • Jim Tulloch, Western Pacific Region
  • Lucica Ditiu, Partners (Stop TB)
  • Victor Bampoe, UNAIDS
  • Mubashar Sheikh, World Health Organization
  • Cindy Carlson, TERG Chair
  • Patricia Moser, TRP Chair

Upcoming meetings

Meeting Date
14th Strategy Committee 5-6 October 2020
Virtual sessions
14th Ethics and Governance Committee 6-7 October 2020
Virtual sessions
14th Audit and Finance Committee 8-9 October 2020
Virtual sessions