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Meet the Frontline AIDS Senior Management Team and Heads.

Christine Stegling

Christine Stegling

Executive Director

Christine Stegling has played an active role on HIV, international development and human rights for the past 20 years. Prior to her role as executive director at Frontline AIDS, Christine led the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition from 2013 to 2015.

Christine headed the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s work on human rights between 2009 and 2013 and led the organisation’s team of technical experts.

Christine spent a significant part of her professional life working in Botswana and in the Southern African Region. She has held roles at the Botswana Ministry of Health and at the University of Botswana and, was the founding director of Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) – a partner of Frontline AIDS.

As a She Decides Champion, Christine is a passionate advocate for women’s rights. She is also a member of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition and is part of the UNAIDS reference group on human rights.

Divya Bajpai

Divya Bajpai

Director: Programmes

Divya has been our director of programmes for the past two and a half years and is responsible for the strategic oversight and leadership on all programming areas for Frontline AIDS. The key focus is on increasing coverage, scope, and quality of community led HIV, health, and human rights programmes, through strong and vibrant civil society systems.

With over 18 years’ experience in global health and international development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Divya had worked at senior level for Interact Worldwide and TB Alert before joining us in 2009 as a programme manager. Shortly after, she quickly progressed to senior advisor for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and then to her current role as director of programmes.

Divya’s vast knowledge and experience includes programme development, implementation and business development, with considerable sector expertise in HIV, sexual reproductive health and rights, gender, TB, family planning and safe motherhood. She is passionate about tackling the root causes and issues that marginalise people most affected by HIV from leading happy, healthy and positive lives with the same rights as other citizens.

Divya has a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) obtained from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and has trained as a counsellor. When she’s not working, she likes nothing better than spending time with her friends and family, dancing and walking her dog on the beach.

Lois Chingandu

Lois Chingandu


Lois plays a central role in generating evidence to support effective HIV programming and in engaging and influencing national and regional governments, international donors and partners.

She has more than 20 years of hands-on leadership experience on HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender activism and civil society engagement. In her most recent role as Executive Director of SAfAIDS, Lois built an organisation with a global reputation for high quality HIV and SRHR programming and effective regional and national advocacy.

Throughout her career, Lois has worked with local organisations to deliver major programmes supported by international donors in the public and private sectors. Much of her work in Zimbabwe has also focused on strengthening community-based organisations to ensure they are able to provide long-term support for people living with HIV. Lois has a long-standing commitment to ensuring the rights of marginalised people, key populations and women and girls, who form the cornerstone of an effective HIV response.

A midwife by profession, Lois holds a Diploma, Bachelors and a Masters’ degree in Adult Education specialised in community development from the University of Zimbabwe, a summer school certificate from Harvard University School of Public Health on Managing Health Programs in Developing Countries and several certificates on health communication, family planning and counselling. Lois has co-authored and contributed towards the development of books, manuals, and toolkits and has presented at many international conferences on HIV and AIDS.


  • David Clark, Programmes
  • Fionnuala Murphy, Global Advocacy
  • Joannah Davis, Funding and Partnerships
  • Gerrard Graf, Finance
  • Helen Eyers, People & Organisational Development