Our staff

Meet the Frontline AIDS Senior Management Team!

Picture of Christine Stegling, Executive Director of Frontline AIDS

Christine Stegling

Executive Director

Christine Stegling has played an active role on HIV, international development and human right for the past 20 years. Prior to her role as executive director as 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 Linking Organisation 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.

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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.

Gillian Holmes

Director: Income

Gillian is responsible for shaping and driving the organisation’s fundraising strategy with governments, multilateral agencies, corporate foundations and philanthropists, which includes building strategic alliances with partners who can amplify Frontline AIDS’ efforts to end AIDS.

Gillian spent the first twelve years of her career as a health economist at DFID and the World Bank. More recently, she has worked in resource mobilisation and programme development roles for UNAIDS, UN Women, and UNDP.

Much of her professional life has focussed on AIDS-related programming, and she also brings a considerable expertise in public health, women’s rights, conflict and security, sustainable development, and conservation. Gillian has impressive experience of developing strategic plans for complicated organisational structures, for both income generation and coalition building, including the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, which she co-founded at UNAIDS in 2002.

Gillian has a BA in Economics from the University of Sussex and an MA in Development Economics from the University of Cambridge. She is a keen runner, skier and tennis player, and aspires to swim year round in the sea.