Simon Bland

Director, New York Liaison Office, UNAIDS

Simon Bland leads the UNAIDS New York Liaison Office to help accelerate progress to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and the targets of the 2011 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS. He is also helping to develop a strong post-2015 approach that strengthens the synergies between the AIDS response and broader health, development and security that ensures no one is left behind and that we achieve an AIDS-free generation. Before joining UNAIDS Mr Bland was a senior civil servant in the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and, most recently, headed their Global Funds Department. In 2013, Mr Bland was made a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for service to Global Health.