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National AIDS Trust announces Robbie Currie as new CEO

Thursday, April 25, 2024

National AIDS Trust, the UK’s HIV rights charity, today announces the appointment of Robbie Currie as its new Chief Executive. He will take up the role in July.

Robbie brings over 20 years’ experience working in HIV, sexual and reproductive health. Robbie has led the London HIV Prevention Programme since August 2022, prior to that he was the Sexual and Reproductive Health Commissioner at the London Borough of Bexley. During his tenure at Bexley, he was the Chair of English HIV and Sexual Health Commissioners Group for five years, as well as London’s Strategic Lead for Sexual Health for two years.

Welcoming Robbie’s appointment, Professor Jane Anderson, National AIDS Trust’s Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Robbie will be leading National AIDS Trust into the future. Through his career-long dedication to HIV prevention and treatment, he brings enormous insight and expertise to the continuing challenges and opportunities we face in the HIV response. Robbie’s collaborative approach will be a huge asset to the organisation and across the HIV sector. The Board of Trustees and all the staff at National AIDS Trust look forward to working alongside Robbie, as the charity enters the next chapter of its rich history.”

Robbie will succeed Deborah Gold, who will be leaving as Chief Executive after a decade in post.

Robbie said: “It is an honour to be appointed to lead such an illustrious organisation, that has consistently championed the rights of people living with and affected by HIV.

“I am naturally nervous to be taking up the role following Deborah Gold’s incredible legacy, but extremely excited to continue the vital work undertaken during her tenure, alongside the exceptional National AIDS Trust team. I will look back on my time leading the London HIV Prevention Programme with great pride and look forward to working with colleagues in London and across the country to improve HIV outcomes.

“This is a crucial point in the HIV response. As we get closer to the target of ending new transmissions by 2030, we must also look beyond this target and continue to focus on the everyday lives of people living with, and the communities affected, by HIV. National AIDS Trust continues to be instrumental in addressing health inequalities and dismantling stigma and discrimination, and I am committed to furthering these efforts to achieve meaningful and lasting change.”