Andrew Betts joined GARDP North America (GARDP NA) as its new Executive Director in August 2022.
Andy previously served as President and CEO of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation based in Kansas City, Missouri. He was instrumental in helping to secure the first US-approved treatment for a vastly unknown disease, and raised over $70M.
Prior to this role, Andy served as the Executive Director for Development at The Salvation Army, Kansas & Missouri, overseeing the development and marketing teams across 28 cities and achieving annual revenues of $50M+.
In his new role, Andy will build the presence and profile of GARDP NA in tackling antibiotic resistance, one of the biggest health threats in North America and globally.
Andy will be responsible for managing the operations of GARDP NA, which was founded in 2021 to accelerate the development and availability of much-needed antibiotic treatments. He will report to the GARDP NA Board and work closely with the GARDP network with the common goal of raising awareness and developing solutions to tackle antibiotic resistance worldwide.