Andrew Jack and Bob More join FIND's Board of Directors

Geneva, Switzerland – 9 June 2015 – FIND has announced the approval of two new members of its Board of Directors: Mr Andrew Jack, Editor at the Financial Times, and Mr Bob More, who most recently led the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s global health venture capital initiative from 2013-2015. Both will join the Board effective 1 July 2015.

Andrew Jack has worked as a journalist for the Financial Times since 1990. He runs the curated content team, which picks the best news and analysis from the Financial Times and the rest of the web. He was previously deputy editor of the analysis section, pharmaceuticals correspondent, Moscow bureau chief, Paris correspondent, financial correspondent, general reporter and corporate reporter. He is author of the books Inside Putin’s Russia and The French Exception as well as numerous specialist reports, and has appeared on the BBC and other media outlets. Mr Jack is a trustee of SciDev.net, a non-profit media group covering science and development.

Bob More was a Senior Advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from 2013-2015, working on programme-related investments and leading the Foundation’s global health venture capital initiative. Prior to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr More was a partner at Frazier Healthcare from 2008-2013 and before that a partner at Domain Associates, having joined the firm in 1996 as a Kauffman Fellow and becoming a partner in 2000. From 1997-1998, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Small Molecule Therapeutics. Prior to attending business school, he worked at Pharmacia and began his career in research at Somatogen, a start-up focused on a recombinant blood substitute.

“The addition of Andrew Jack and Bob More to FIND’s Board rounds out its expertise to assist FIND in accomplishing its mission,” said Mark Kessel, Board Chair. “We are very pleased to have such a strong and dedicated Board as we move forward with the implementation of FIND’s new strategy for 2015-2020.”

About FIND 
Founded in 2003, FIND is an international non-profit organization that enables the development and delivery of diagnostic tests for diseases of poverty, including tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, sleeping sickness, hepatitis C, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease and Buruli ulcer. Over the last decade, FIND has partnered in the delivery of 11 new diagnostic tools and created an enabling environment for countless more through specimen banks, reagent development and better market visibility. FIND has also supported the scale-up of diagnostics through implementation, quality assurance and lab strengthening work. FIND has over 100 partners, including research institutes and laboratories, health ministries, commercial partners, bilateral and multilateral organizations (especially WHO), and clinical trial sites.

For more information, contact:
Julie Archer, Senior Communications Officer, FIND 
Email: Julie.Archer@finddx.org
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