Professor Helen Evans AO


Helen Evans AO joined the ACPCC Board in October 2023 as a representative with expertise in Global Health.  Helen is an expert in public health and development, and social policy with a particular focus on infectious diseases. She served as Deputy CEO at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance based in Geneva from 2009 until her retirement in late 2014. While working at Gavi she was instrumental in achieving the Gavi Board’s support for the HPV vaccines. Prior to joining Gavi, she served as Deputy Executive Director at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, also based in Geneva, between 2005 and 2009.

Now living in Melbourne Helen has an honorary appointment as Professor at The Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne. She serves as Co-Deputy Chair of the Board of The Fred Hollows Foundation, as a Director on the Board of the Burnet Institute, and as a Board member of the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer. She is also a member of the Technical Reference Group for the Australian Government’s Partnerships for a Healthy Region, a member of the Evaluation Advisory Committee of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccines Alliance, a member of the Advisory Board of the Australian Global Health Alliance, and a fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

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