Commissioner: Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas, former Welsh rugby captain and HIV advocate ‘I’m thrilled to be joining the HIV Commission because I want to be a part of a positive change and play a role in driving us towards our goal where no-one else contracts HIV.’ Gareth began his professional rugby career at his local rugby club Bridgend, … Read more

Commissioner: Mehmuda Mian

After graduating from the University of Birmingham with LLB Hons. (Law with French), Mehmuda qualified as a solicitor, specialising in commercial and professional indemnity litigation. Mehmuda’s commitment to rigorous high standards in public life led her to take on a regulatory function at the Law Society, investigating complaints against solicitors and also chairing independent review … Read more

Commissioner: Mercy Shibemba

“I recently had my birthday and have been thinking a lot about how far we have managed to come in my lifetime. It seems surreal how much has changed and to be talking about something as ambitious as this is exciting. I am so happy to have the opportunity to represent young people and make … Read more

Commissioner: Wes Streeting MP

Member of Parliament for Ilford North “Our generation has the opportunity to eradicate HIV, if we step up to the mark and seize this opportunity. I’m delighted to be part of the HIV Commission to make sure that we do.” Wes Streeting MP – Commissioner Wes Streeting MP is the Labour Member of Parliament for … Read more

Commissioner: Alison Saunders

Dispute Resolution Partner at Linklaters and former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Before joining Linklaters in 2019, Alison was the most senior public prosecutor in England and Wales, as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). As someone with such … Read more

Commissioner: Steve Brine MP

MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford and former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care Steve is the local Conservative MP for the Winchester & Chandler’s Ford constituency. Born in 1974, Steve and his wife Susie, a trained Speech and Language Therapist, live just outside the city of Winchester. They have … Read more

Commissioner: Prof. Peter Piot

Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1995 until 2008 He is the first Chair to lead Her Majesty’s Government’s Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board. He is Vice-Chair of the board of the Global Health Innovative Technology … Read more

Commissioner: Dr. Richard Horton

Editor-In-Chief of The Lancet. Richard Horton is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet. He was born in London and is half Norwegian. He qualified in physiology and medicine with honours from the University of Birmingham in 1986. He joined The Lancet in 1990, moving to New York as North American Editor in 1993. Richard was the first President of the … Read more

Commissioner: Rev. Steve Chalke MBE

“Ten years to end all new HIV infections in England. The clock starts now. We have the opportunity and the determination“ Rev. Steve Chalke – Commissioner Steve Chalke is a social entrepreneur, author, speaker andformer UN Special Advisor on Human Trafficking and Baptist minister. In 1985 he founded the Oasis Trust with a vision to build inclusive local … Read more

Commissioner: Dr. Rob Berkeley MBE

Founder and Managing Editor at Award-winning busybody, recovering academic and reforming social reformer, Rob is currently developing BlackOutUK, a community owned media asset for and by black gay men. He recently completed a stint advising the BBC on accountability and audience engagement. Impatient with injustice and exasperated by wasted potential, he volunteers on the … Read more