Meet the people making a change

A message from our founder

HIV has united people of differing, sometimes opposing, beliefs and values. Together we have fought an unprecedented societal stigma. In a life-threatening emergency such as AIDS, we overcame our differences by seeing the common humanity we all share in order to fight for our dignity and survival.

Ash Kotak


Stephanie Allen


John Kewku Mensah


Dan Xiao


Ceri Hutton


Celia Bailey


Pippa Catterall


Harry Small


Affected Communities Advisory board

Jonathan Blake

HIV survivor, LGBT & HIV activist

Topher Campbell

Artist, Filmmaker & Archivist

Andria Efghimiou-Mordaunt

Founder & Director, John Mordaunt Trust,

Robert James

Blood Disorder Community Activist

Mina Kakaiya

HIV Neuropsychiatry

Rev. Jide Macaulay

LGBTQ Rights Activist

Harun Tulunay

Sexual Health and HIV Activist & Advocate

Mark Ward

Haemophilia Society

Michelle Ross

Founder, CliniQ

Joe Parry

National AIDS Trust

Silvia Petretti

Positively UK

Simon Watney

Writer, Art Historian & AIDS Activist

+ a further 40 advisors

Executional Team

Ash Kotak​

Founder & CEO

Adam Spawton-Rice

Content Director

Stephen Matthews

Content Director

Modus Operandi

Arts consultants

Four PR

Communications agency

Other Volunteers and Patrons

Rafael Rosa

Web development (Mosaic trust)
Sian Berry AM
Caroline Guinness McGann
Juno Roche
Dr Joseph Sonnabend
Tony Whitehead MBE 
Dr. Vanessa Crawford
Lord Norman Fowler
John Thomas
Kate Thomson
Robert Taylor
Jonathan Blake
Mzz Kimberley
Angelina Namibia
Shell Ross-Turner
Mark Ward
Garry Brough
Issac Julien CBE
Caroline Pigeon AM
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
Simon Watney

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The AIDS Memorial in London