Our trustees

Our committed Board of Trustees is responsible for our governance and strategic direction  

Role of the trustees

Our committed trustees ensure that National AIDS Trust continues to successfully secure the rights of people affected by HIV and make lasting change. 

Together, our trustees:

  • Set and maintain our vision, mission and values
  • Develop strategy
  • Ensure accountability and compliance with the law
  • Maintain financial oversight
  • Select and support the Chief Executive

You can read the Trustees' Annual Report and Financial Statements here

Maintaining a strong board

Trustees are selected to ensure the charity is led by a strong board with a broad range of skills, expertise and experience.
Our trustees come from a wide variety of backgrounds and each has a strong interest in or experience of HIV. Between them, our trustees live and work in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

 Our current trustees are:

Professor Jane Anderson CBE (Chair)

Jane was appointed Chair of National AIDS Trust in 2016. Jane has extensive experience of HIV in the UK, having worked as a clinician and researcher in the field since the 1980s. She is currently consultant physician at Homerton University Hospital and holds honorary academic appointments at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and at University College London. Having worked with Public Health England, NHS England and as a visiting Fellow of the King’s Fund, Jane has developed a deep understanding of the public policy aspects of HIV. Jane has board-level experience in charitable organisations, as a past chair of the British HIV Association as well as holding other trustee board positions. Jane is a Senior Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

Dr Alessandro Ceccarelli 

Dr Alessandro Ceccarelli (he/him) is Head of LGBTQ+ Policy for the Welsh government, leading on the development and implementation of the LGBTQQ+ Action Plan for Wales. He has extensive research and policy experience in equality and human rights, building on his previous career in academia. For 14 years, he has been a vocal advocate, particularly for LGBTQ+ rights and ending new HIV transmissions in Italy, Spain, India, England, and Wales. He is a member of Fast Track Cardiff & Vale Steering Committee - an initiative to end new HIV transmissions by 2030 in Wales. He previously worked as a Senior Associate for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC Wales), was Chair of Trustees for the Graduate Union in Cambridge and a member of the Cambridge University Council.

Gary Christie 

Stephen Crampton-Hayward 

Stephen chairs the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the National AIDS Trust. With a degree in Finance and Economics his career has focused on Charity Administration and Governance. He currently offers strategic finance and governance consultancy support through his company, Bluejay Enterprises Ltd, having stepped down as Director of Finance and Corporate Services for WorldSkills UK in September 2022. Prior to this he was Managing Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, having worked primarily in arts charities through his over 25-year career, including the Serpentine Gallery, the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith and the Central School of Ballet.

In a voluntary capacity, Stephen is also currently Deputy Chair and Treasurer of Paintings in Hospitals and was Chair of the Board of Trustees of Discover Story Centre in East London until December 2021. 

Ceri Edwards

Ceri has spent the last 25 years working in the public and third sectors and is currently Director of People and Engagement at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and a board member of the European Fundraising Association. 

He is a former BBC political producer, and started his campaigning career with human rights group Liberty. He has also worked for the Citizenship Foundation, Action for Children and the BBC Children in Need appeal. He has held senior communication and policy roles at London Councils, the Local Government Association and the People's Health Trust. 

He is a former volunteer and trustee at Switchboard LGBT, Survivors UK, Empty Homes Agency and AvMa, the charity for patient safety and justice. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Andrew Hochhauser KC

Andrew Hochhauser is a barrister at Essex Court Chambers, a Harmsworth Scholar and Bencher of Middle Temple, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Deputy High Court Judge. He specialises in commercial and employment litigation, with a substantial court and advisory practice. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Chair of Paintings in Hospitals, a Governor of the University of the Arts London and Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Angelina Namiba

Originally from Kenya, Angelina has over 25 years of experience working in the HIV sector on different initiatives ranging from providing peer, treatment advocacy, and managing service delivery to facilitating, promoting, and advocating the involvement of women living with HIV.

Living with HIV for more than 30 years, she is a founder member of the 4M Network of Mentor Mothers living with HIV, and sits on various national and international advisory boards. She has co-authored various articles in peer-review journals, and UNAIDS reports. She has co-authored various articles in peer-review journals, and UNAIDS reports.

Peter Roscrow

Peter Roscrow is a Chartered Accountant and management consultant. He spent the majority of his career at Close Brothers Group creating a property fund management business which grew to have over £1 billion of funds under management before leaving to set up his own property advisory business.

Over the last 14 years he has been a Director, Trustee or Advisor to several charities including housing associations and education/health related organisations. He was previously Chair of The Food Chain, and is currently a trustee of the Bell Foundation and Brook Young People.

David Sparks

David Sparks is a Chartered Management Accountant and Economics graduate. During his 35-year career he has worked in the UK, France and Central and South America for listed UK companies in the manufacturing and e-commerce sectors. Between 2014 and 2017, he was the Chief Financial Officer of AIM companies and since 2018 has worked as part-time Chief Financial Officer and strategy advisor for UK software development and aviation sector start-ups.

Dr Ann Sullivan

Dr Ann Sullivan is an HIV consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. She has extensive research experience with particular focus on HIV testing, PrEP and HIV-specific PROMs (patient reported outcomes measures). She has recently completed a secondment to UKHSA, leading their national HIV surveillance and is involved nationally and internationally in HIV guideline production, audit and the development of HIV Care Standards. Her board experience includes past membership of BHIVA Executive (Secretary) and BASHH Board, and she is currently the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) Secretary and clinical advisor to the Sophia Forum. 

The full Board of Trustees meets four times a year. Trustees and independent members of our
committees are unpaid but may claim expenses incurred performing their duties.