Our team combines a brain for business with a heart for humanity, bringing commercial insight and rigour to a relentless drive for health impact.
Michael has overall lead on strategy, partnerships, and delivery at MedAccess.
Prior to joining MedAccess in 2017 he was CEO at CIFF (the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation) and Director General at the UK Department for International Development. He has served as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on the SDGs, on the UN Commission for Life-Saving Commodities, and various committees for the UN, World Bank, G7, G20, and OECD.
He was a founder owner of Bazian, a company specialising in Evidence Based Medicine, and had a legal career for 15 years specialising in cross-border litigation.
Michael has held academic posts at SOAS and the LSE and was made a Companion in the Order of the Bath in 2014 for his services to international development.
Steph manages all aspects of administration for the Health Markets team.
Before joining MedAccess, Steph was Senior Executive Assistant and Client Engagement and Marketing Manager at Citi Group where she was responsible for the administration within the Investor Sales Team. She also managed marketing for Citi EMEA and prior to this she held several Executive Assistant roles within Bank of America Merrill Lynch and The London Stock Exchange.
Steph holds a Diploma in Office Management and she is qualified as an ILEX Legal Secretary.
Natasha drives deal progression throughout the MedAccess pipeline by analysing market dynamics, planning and executing due diligence in-country and remotely, and managing relationships with global health partners and ministries if health.
Natasha joined MedAccess in July 2019, following three years at the Boston Consulting Group where she was a core member of the healthcare practice area.
Natasha has worked with several groups focused on innovation in healthcare, including CASMI, The London Regenerative Medicine Network and the British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy.
Natasha holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford and she has received several awards for her research. Natasha previously studied engineering at UCL and Harvard.
Sophie manages all aspects of team administration for MedAccess, including scheduling, events and communication.
After graduating from the University of Southampton with a BA in Social Anthropology, Sophie worked in high-level assistant roles in NGOs, travel, IT and telecoms companies before joining MedAccess.
Alice supports MedAccess’ business operations which includes financial management, organisation development, human resources, administration, risk and strategy implementation.
Alice joined MedAccess in November 2020 from Investcorp, an asset management firm headquartered in Bahrain with offices in London, New York and several in Asia and the Middle East. She was most recently an analyst, supporting the European private equity, real estate and tech invest businesses.
Alice has worked in the financial sector for the past seven years, in various roles ranging from investment administration to financial management support. Prior to this, Alice worked primarily in sales and hospitality both in the UK and New Zealand.
Alice holds a BA in Linguistics from Victoria University of Wellington, where she predominantly studied second language education and sign language. Recently, she studied Corporate Finance at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Charlene supports all of the administrative processes and procedures relating to operations. She joined MedAccess from CDC’s Environmental and Social Responsibility Team.
Charlene holds a BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature from City of Birmingham University, and she has several years of senior level public sector administrative experience including with HM Diplomatic Service and the NHS.
As General Counsel Jonathan is responsible for all legal affairs including the development, structuring and execution of MedAccess’ guarantee products. He also oversees MedAccess operations including its Finance, Communications, HR, and Facilities/IT functions.
Jonathan began his career at Clifford Chance, moving on to COO and GC roles at Globeleq, Actis Energy Fund and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority. He joined MedAccess from IFC Infraventures in July 2018.
Jonathan is a qualified English solicitor, a Sloan Fellow of London Business School (MPhil), and he holds an MSc in International Relations from Cambridge University. He also has a BA (hons) degree in History from Durham University.
Rivha supports the work throughout MedAccess from deal origination to the execution and monitoring of transactions both financially and for development impact. Her work includes research and analysis, data collection, due diligence, and portfolio management.
Rivha’s background is in investment banking and development finance. Before joining MedAccess, she worked for a development finance institution as an associate, covering investments within the chemical products and pharmaceuticals sector.
Rob leads on external relations activities for MedAccess, ensuring that the organisation’s unique proposition is understood and valued, while building strong relationships with global health partners.
Rob has more than a decade of experience communicating on high profile health and development issues across the public, private and NGO sectors. He has previously held communications roles at Department for International Development, Gavi, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and Frontline AIDS.
Hafeez manages investments from early stage pipeline through to deployment of the guarantee product. Focusing on South and Southeast Asian markets, he brings several years of experience in social finance, management consulting and healthcare.
Most recently, Hafeez served as a Blended Finance consultant to development finance institutions and venture capital funds, as a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company and at the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Hafeez holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MPH from Columbia University.
Ellie works with multilateral global health organisations and pharmaceutical companies to identify financial guarantee opportunities across HIV, TB, malaria, reproductive and child health and cardiovascular disease, and works with the team to diligence and structure potential partnerships.
Ellie’s previous work has been centred around international development and public health. Before taking time out to pursue further studies in health economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Ellie spent over five years at Dalberg Advisors leading a range of global health projects across developing country settings.
Evans is responsible for ensuring that MedAccess’ partnerships are working effectively and reaching intended beneficiaries. In his role, Evans also collects and analyses data from countries to understand how well our guarantees are performing.
Evans joined MedAccess in 2018. Previously, he worked at KPMG’s International Development Advisory Services.
Evans’ background is in public health and international development. He spent more than six years working in public health consulting across Africa, mainly in pharmaceutical supply chains and donor-funded health programmes management.
Evans holds a degree in Actuarial Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Harriet provides strategic and operational HR support across recruitment, talent, reward, performance management, policy and HR operations.
A seasoned HR professional, Harriet started her career in-house within financial services where she worked in both graduate recruitment and HR. Her final in-house role was as VP at the investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort supporting the global Finance function.
For the past 14 years Harriet has been an HR Consultant for People Risk Solutions working on projects with a focus on SMEs including Gridworks, which is also a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC.
Harriet holds a post graduate qualification in HRM and an Economic History degree from Exeter University.
Abi oversees the business operations for MedAccess including oversight of finance, organisation development, human resources, administration, risk and strategy implementation.
Abi has several years of finance and operations experience spanning across in EY, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group. She is experienced in scaling small businesses and most recently held roles as the COO of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and Special Adviser, on private sector issues, to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment in Nigeria.
Alex focuses on executing and managing investments. His work comprises running financial analyses, managing due diligence processes and structuring transactions.
Alex joined MedAccess in September 2020 from Deutsche Bank where he led the sustainable investments strategy within the bank’s Wealth Management business.
Alex has accumulated substantial investment and finance experience through his roles at at Deutsche Bank, Hg Capital and Eight Roads.
His deal experience spans the healthcare, financial services and technology sectors and covers a range of transaction types from venture capital financings over mid-market private equity to large capital raises. Alex has also worked closely with the management teams of several healthcare portfolio companies on value-creation strategies.
Alex holds a master’s degree in Management & Strategy from the London School of Economics and BAs from the University of Nuremberg and the University of Hull in Business and International Business respectively.
Tristana assesses and measures the downstream impact of MedAccess’ financial guarantees on people’s lives. She works across our full portfolio, ensuring health and economic outcomes are in line with our strategic objectives and values.
Tristana joined MedAccess in August 2020 from the Global Health Strategy team at Public Health England (PHE), where she developed and strengthened relationships with key international partners. Most recently, Tristana was deployed to the COVID-19 incidence response to project manage PHE’s work on assessing antibody diagnostics and conducting seroprevalence surveys.
Previously, Tristana supported the awarding and management of population health research grants at the Wellcome Trust, including large-scale programmes in the UK and low- and middle-income countries. Tristana’s background is in operational global health research.
Tristana holds a Master’s in Public Health from Imperial College London and a BA in Molecular Biology with certificates in Global Health and Neuroscience from Princeton University.
Guy focuses on identifying and developing financial guarantee opportunities that improve health markets. He assesses, diligences and structures potential opportunities with a focus on Oncology and health partnerships in Africa
Guy brings almost a decade of experience working on partnerships and financing arrangements to increase access and improve delivery of health products and services around the world.
Guy joined MedAccess from Social Finance UK where he advised global health funders, investors and social enterprises on alternative financing models to tackle global health challenges.
Guy previously spent six years at GSK, where he held several positions focusing on global health policy, strategy, and access to medicines. He holds a BA in Geography from the University of Nottingham.
Vik is a Chartered Accountant with more than 13 years’ experience spanning across international financial reporting, internal controls and assurance, and strategic financial planning & analysis.
Vik started his career as an auditor leading and managing audits for a range of public and private sector clients across Australia and New Zealand. He has previously held roles at Deloitte, Jupiter Fund Management Plc, HSBC, Barclays Investment Bank and more recently M&G Plc.
Vik holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting & Commercial Law and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.
Hema leads our work to identify opportunities for financial guarantees to support lower prices and greater availability for medical products.
Hema joined MedAccess from Gilead Sciences, where she was Senior Director for South Asia. She previously served as Associate Director of the Global Markets Team at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) where she developed global market shaping strategies and led negotiations to increase access to life-saving medical products.
Earlier in her career, Hema worked in Equity Research covering the Biotechnology and Healthcare Services sectors at Goldman Sachs and at Morgan Stanley.
Simon is Secretary to the Board of Directors and its Committees and oversees corporate governance within the business.
Simon has over 30 years’ experience in senior governance roles in listed and international groups of companies, most recently as Group Company Secretary at Globeleq. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Michelle manages MedAccess’ guarantee portfolio, through the development of short-term and long-term investment plans, investment analysis, and the monitoring and management of investments.
Before joining MedAccess, Michelle was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Her career first began in the field of medicine, after graduating from the University of Oxford with a BA in Physiological Sciences and a BM, BCh.
Kaodili analyses health markets to identify financial guarantee opportunities. He also works with the health markets and investment teams to diligence potential opportunities, and execute on deals
Kaodili joined MedAccess in September 2020. Previously, he worked in various consulting roles with Bain & Company and Dalberg Advisors, across West, East and South Africa. Kaodili holds a master’s in management from London Business School.