The World Hepatitis Alliance is pleased to announce that, following a comprehensive interview process, Cary James has been selected as CEO and will begin April 8th. Cary brings decades of experience in public health programmes and health policy at the national and international levels. He is a recognized leader in putting patients and communities at the centre of policy and programmes.

“I am excited for this opportunity to use my skills and experience to champion our members and people affected by viral hepatitis to make viral hepatitis elimination a reality,” Cary said.

Cary has worked extensively in hepatitis and HIV response, having developed innovative and successful campaigns and collaborated with numerous civil society organizations during his time as a member of the leadership team at the UK’s Terrence Higgins Trust. He has been a member of international advisory panels and expert groups on diagnostics, digital communications, health equality, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis and sexual health.

“Cary has a proven record of working closely with governmental and non-governmental organizations to tailor programmes to unique populations as well as high-level engagement with the WHO and UN, which are important skills in the work of the Alliance,” said Michael Ninburg, president of WHA.

“I am delighted to be passing on the torch to Cary who will be a great fit to the organization and an exciting appointment to drive the Alliance forward” added Raquel Peck, senior advisor and former CEO of World Hepatitis Alliance.

Hepatitis Australia looks forward to working with Cary and the team at the World Hepatitis Alliance.

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