Ann Starrs

Ann Starrs - Director, Family Planning, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ann Starrs joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as the Director of Family Planning in July 2019. In this capacity, she leads the Family Planning team’s overall strategy and coordinates with other global strategies within the foundation and with external partners to achieve greater access to voluntary family planning. Before joining the foundation, she […]

Ellen H Starbird*

Ellen H Starbird - Director, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID

*Retired with Shyami da Silva as Interim until new Director appointed Ellen H. Starbird is the Director of USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health. She provides high-level leadership to the Agency’s FP and RH agenda and portfolio, valued at approximately $600 million USD annually and directs the Office’s $100 million USD program. Ellen has […]

Caroline Mbindyo

Caroline Mbindyo CEO, Amref Health Innovations, Amref Health Africa

Caroline is an experienced leader at the intersection of global health, innovation, technology, and international development. She has extensive experience in driving complex program deployments in multiple countries, finding, testing and scaling innovations, and developing new business opportunities through public-private partnerships in emerging markets. Caroline has over 20 years’ experience running and growing ventures in […]

Miles Kemplay

Miles Kemplay Executive Director, SRHR, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

Miles is currently based in London with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), where he leads a creative team to deliver a high-impact, risk-managed portfolio on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Miles joined CIFF in 2012 after a career with high-profile international health organisations working on family planning, safe abortion care, HIV prevention and […]

Zubaida Bai

Zubaida Bai Managing Director, CARE Social Ventures Corp

Zubaida Bai is widely regarded as a thought leader and innovator who has designed and supported sustainable solutions for underserved populations, with a specific focus on gender. Zubaida Bai put her passion for bettering the lives of women and girls to work founding her company, ayzh, in 2009. After leading the organization for 12 years […]

Professor Isaac F. Adewole

Professor Isaac F. Adewole (Governing Body Chair) Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University

Professor Isaac Adewole has been a Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria since 1997. He is currently a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan. He is also an adjunct Professor at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Prof. Isaac F. Adewole is the immediate […]