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

Meet our team here.

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


Emilie Alirol

Project Leader, STI Programme

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Executive Director

Martinette Barras

R&D Senior Programmes Assistant

Olaug Bergseth

Senior External Relations Manager

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 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

Pierre-Yves Delhez

Finance and Administration Director

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

Annick Janin

Head of Clinical Affairs

Päivi Karhu

External Relations Officer

Jennifer Katz

Director of External Affairs

Nathalie Khavessian

Clinical Trial Manager

Katia Kieffer

Senior Legal Counsel

Profile picture of Chantal LozeChantal Loze

Business Development Manager

Profile picture of Chantal LozeMelanie Mackay

Clinical Trial Manager

Manon ManuelliManon Manuelli

Clinical Research Associate 

Seamus O’Brien

R&D Director

Jean-Pierre Paccaud

Director of Business Development & Corporate Strategy

Astrid Pentz-Murr

Scientific Affairs – Senior Officer

Laura Piddock

Director of Scientific Affairs

Nicola Porteous

Senior Finance Manager

 Jessica Renaux

  Clinical Trial Manager, STI Programme 

 Carol Ruffell

  Head of Office

 Juan Solchaga

  External Relations Manager