Stephen O'Brien


MA in Law, Emmanuel College, Cambridge University; 1983, qualified as a Solicitor. Thirty-five years of global leadership in the campaign to control Malaria and neglected tropical diseases. Formerly: Lawyer, international commercial arbitrations and dispute resolution, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; entrepreneur and an International UK FTSE100 manufacturing industrialist, business leader and Manager, Redland; 16 years as Conservative Member of Parliament, UK; succession of economic, health, care and education shadow Ministerial roles; Coalition Government's Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for International Development; Prime Minister's Envoy and Special Representative for the Sahel 2012-2015. Since June 2015, UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Former Director, City of London Sinfonia. Director: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; Innovative Vector Control Consortium. Global Advocate, UN/WHO Roll Back Malaria Partnership; Patron, Malaria No More UK; Chairman, NGO Malaria Consortium; Founder and Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Group of Malaria and Tropical Diseases. Fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Recipient, 2014 Champions Action Award, Washington DC. Appointed Privy Counsellor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (2013).

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