The Global Fund


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
  • Beatrijs Stikkers (Chair)
  • Anthony Garnett (Vice-Chair)
  • Pasqualino Procacci, European Commission, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain
  • Greg Ferrante, Private Foundations
  • Michael Ruffner, United States
  • Chris Taylor, United Kingdom
  • Gilles Angles, France
  • Maurine Murenga, Communities
  • Allan Maleche, Developing Country NGOs
  • Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Eastern Mediterranean Region
  • Guillermo Birmingham, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Sukhbir Singh, South East Asia
  • Iris Semini, UNAIDS
  • Alexandru Cebotari, World Bank
  • Jean-Michel Ferat, Independent Member
  • Peter Maertens, Independent Member
Ethics and Governance Committee
  • Sandy Thurman (Chair)
  • Grace Rwakarema (Vice-Chair)
  • Suomi Sakai, Japan
  • Anders Nordström, Point Seven
  • Renuka Gadde, Private Sector
  • David Kihumuro Apuuli, Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Ana Filipovska, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Mohamed Chakroun, Eastern Mediterranean Region
  • Joan Elise Dubinsky, Independent Member
Strategy Committee
  • Kieran Daly (Chair)
  • Abdalla Sid Ahmed Osman (Vice-Chair)
  • Timothy Poletti, Canada, Switzerland and Australia
  • Stéphanie Seydoux, France
  • Katja Roll, Germany
  • Sarah Boulton, United Kingdom
  • Mamadi Yilla, United States
  • Mike Podmore, Developed Country NGOs
  • Nduku Kilonzo, Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Violeta Teutu, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Abdoulaye Ciré Anne, West and Central Africa
  • Ingrid Glastonbury, Western Pacific Region
  • Lucica Ditiu, Partners (Stop TB Partnership)
  • Mubashar Sheikh, World Health Organization
  • Cindy Carlson, Technical Evaluation Reference Group
  • Patricia Moser, Technical Review Panel
  • Reem Ghanim Al Sulaiti, Additional Public Donors

Upcoming meetings

Meeting Date
13th Ethics and Governance Committee 29-30 June 2020
Geneva, Switzerland
13th Audit and Finance Committee 2-3 July 2020
Geneva, Switzerland
13th Strategy Committee 30 June - 1 July 2020
Geneva, Switzerland
14th Strategy Committee 5-6 October 2020
Geneva, Switzerland
14th Ethics and Governance Committee 6-7 October 2020
Geneva, Switzerland
14th Audit and Finance Committee 8-9 October 2020
Geneva, Switzerland