South African born Kevin`s over 25 year career in public health and policy includes experience in pioneering major projects and approaches in shaping responses particularly towards sexual and reproductive health and HIV linkages at the policy, systems and service delivery levels as well as a focus on key and other priority populations.
He has extensive experience in managing diverse teams and supporting large-scale advocacy and service delivery initiatives through his previous roles as the chief of party for the PEPFAR- and USAID-supported key population focused LINKAGES project in Washington, DC, as the South Africa Country Director for PATH and as the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Global HIV Advisor in London. Most recently he served as the Executive Director of the International AIDS Society in Geneva.
With a background in education and human rights, Kevin has in particular managed a number of national and regional programs –particularly across Africa- by forging sustainable partnerships with government, communities, UN agencies, the private sector and donor stakeholders. Many of these have also focused on addressing the structural barriers that impede service access. The PLHIV Stigma Index – which is now routinely used as a tool to capture changes in HIV- related stigma and which has been applied in over 45 countries – was his brainchild.
Kevin who has BA ( Hons) from Rhodes University and an HDE is passionate about ensuring that policies and strategies make a tangible difference in the lives of those whose voices are either seldom heard, listened to or discounted.