Global Fund Appoints Michelle Beistle as Ethics Officer and Head of Ethics Office

31 January 2024

The Global Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Beistle as the new Ethics Officer and Head of the Ethics Office.

Michelle specializes in ethics, compliance and privacy and brings more than 20 years of experience from both the private and non-profit sectors to the role. She is an attorney by training with long experience creating and sustaining ethical cultures. She began her career in a private law firm as a litigator before joining Unisys, a global technology company, where she focused on maturing and leading their privacy, ethics and compliance functions, first as Chief Privacy Counsel and Privacy Officer and then Chief Compliance Officer, Privacy and Ethics. Most recently, Michelle served as Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental non-profit organization.

The appointment of a new Ethics Officer follows a rigorous and competitive search process. To welcome Michelle, Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, said: “The Global Fund has a strict zero-tolerance policy towards any forms of abuse. Maintaining ethical conduct and integrity is essential to ensuring successful implementation of our programs and to put an end to the three diseases. We are pleased to welcome Michelle as our new Ethics Officer. Her extensive experience in ethics and compliance in both public and private sectors will enable her to provide excellent guidance to staff and partners across the globe, and to ensure continued compliance with the highest ethical standards when carrying out activities supported by the Global Fund.”

A citizen of the United States, Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Boston University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. She is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional - International (CCEP-I).

Michelle will start her new role on 18 March 2024.