Based in London, our small yet dedicated team is made up of eight talented full-time employees and a part-time intern. We enjoy a culture of collaboration and are all very committed to making a difference. Find out more about our team here.
Our Executive Board
Our Executive Board is comprised of a President and six Regional Board Members, all of whom are living with or have had viral hepatitis. Given that viral hepatitis is a global problem, it’s key that we have representation from different parts of the world to guide our strategy. As such, our Board Members are democratically elected from each of the World Health Organization’s six regions: Africa, the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, South East Asia and Western Pacific. The Executive Board also appoint non-Executive Board members with specific skills to bridge gaps in expertise.
Board Members are unpaid and their primary role is to provide governance and strategic direction to the organisation and in doing so make sure that we always remain an organisation for people living with viral hepatitis. They also articulate the interests of patient groups in their region within World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Board discussions and help them with national advocacy when needed. Finally, the Board encourages NGOs to work together, both nationally and regionally, to give our activities greater cohesion and strength.
The President serves as the chair of the Executive Board and is accountable to the membership. The President also represents WHA at high-level events acting as the official spokesperson for the organisation and works in partnership with the CEO to achieve the mission of the organisation. The current President is Charles Gore (2010 – 2014, 2014- ongoing).
Both President and Executive Board Members have a fiduciary duty toward WHA and as such is to act in good faith in the best interests of the organisation, exercise reasonable care and diligence and ensure that as the whole the Executive Board fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the organisation. To learn more about the structure of the organisation, visit our Being Accountable section.