The staff of the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) carry out day-to-day operations, focusing on the core business of developing and delivering treatments for drug-resistant infections. GARDP staff include public health experts and scientist, project managers, business development, legal, fundraising and communications specialists. If you are interested in joining our team, please see our current vacancies.
Use the tabs below to view the GARDP governance team and operational staff:
Board of Directors
GARDP’s Board meets at least twice a year and is GARDP’s ultimate policy and decision-making authority. The Board is composed of up to 15 members and includes leading international figures in global health.
The Board determines GARDP’s strategic goals and ensures that the management, through implementation of the organizational strategy and annual business and action plans, works diligently and efficiently to meet these goals. The Board establishes the policies and principles followed by GARDP and appoints the Chair, Vice-chair, and Treasurer of the Board as well as the Executive Director.
Procedures for the appointment of Board members are guided by GARDP’s Statutes and By-laws as approved by the Swiss Supervisory Board for Foundations.
GARDP is currently seeking nominations for a voices of communities and/or patient centred professional Board member. LEARN MORE >
Scientific Advisory Committee
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) comprises scientists with expertise in various disciplines within infectious diseases and microbiology including drug discovery and development, medicinal chemistry, antimicrobial resistance, paediatrics and neonatology, and public health. The SAC has a consultative function: its members advise GARDP’s Board of Directors in order to carry out GARDP’s scientific objectives, assess GARDP’s scientific strategy and projects, and provide guidance and medical and scientific expertise to GARDP’s programmes.
The SAC operates independently of the Board of Directors and GARDP’s Management Team. The Board of Directors approves the selection of members.
Donor Partnership Advisory Committee
The Donor Partnership Advisory Committee ensures key funding partners are represented as stakeholders and partners in GARDP, allowing them to bring their insights to the Board. Importantly, it provides advice and funder perspectives that assist the Board in fulfilling its mission, by reviewing the success of previous and ongoing donor investments made into GARDP and providing advice to the Board on how further funding can deliver the highest possible impact. It also provides advice to the Board on how GARDP can widen and better manage its partnerships with member states and other important global health funders. The Chairperson of the Committee represents the Committee at the Board meetings and ensures that key decisions of the Board are brought back to the full Committee.