The GARDP team comprises academics, scientists, medical doctors, public health experts, project managers, business development, legal, fundraising and communications specialists from across the world.

If you are interested in joining us, please see our current vacancies.

Meet our team here:

Management Team

Manica Balasegaram picture, photo credit JCNougaret/MSFManica Balasegaram

Executive Director, GARDP, Switzerland


Pierre-Yves Delhez

Director of Internal Operations

Jennifer Katz

Director of External Affairs

Seamus O’Brien

R&D Director

Jean-Pierre Paccaud

Director of Business Development & Corporate Strategy

Laura Piddock

Director of Scientific Affairs


Emilie Alirol

Project Leader, STI Programme

Esther BettiolCarmen Au

Project Manager – STI Programme

Esther BettiolEsther Bettiol

Clinical Scientist – Senior Manager

Benjamin Blasco

Discovery Senior Project Manager

Kaya Bulbul

Digital Communications Support

Picture Maria Lourdes CairusMaria Lourdes Cairus

Executive Office Manager

Rebecca Cameron

Senior Legal Officer

Sarah Cohen

STI Clinical Trial Lab Manager

Erika Correia

Senior Clinical Research Associate

Renata Da Costa

Senior Project Officer

Angela Decool

Head of HR & Business Support

Sally Ellis

Project Leader, Neonatal Sepsis Programme

Yann Ferrisse

Head of Business Development & Analysis

Paul FieldPaul Field

GARDP Australian Representative

Susan Frade

Senior Communications Manager

François Franceschi

Project Leader, AMREP

Sara Gargaté

Senior HR & Administrative Officer

Karin Hergarden

Clinical Research Manager

Annick Janin

Head of Clinical Affairs

Nathalie Khavessian

Clinical Trial Manager

Katia Kieffer

Senior Legal Counsel

Profile picture of Chantal LozeVictor Kouassi

Scientific Affairs Officer

Profile picture of Chantal LozeChantal Loze

Business Development Manager

Profile picture of Chantal LozeMelanie Mackay

Clinical Trial Manager

Manon ManuelliManon Manuelli

Clinical Research Associate 

Julie Miralves

R&D Portfolio and Planning Leader

Astrid Pentz-Murr

Scientific Affairs – Senior Officer

Martinette Nel

R&D Senior Programmes Assistant

Nicola Porteous

Senior Finance Manager

Jessica Renaux

 Clinical Trial Manager, STI Programme 

Carol Ruffell

 Head of Office

Juan Solchaga

External Relations Manager


Damien Somé

External Affairs Senior Officer

Caleb Starrenburg

Senior Communications Manager