Our staff team

We are a small team of 7 people, with a broad range of skills, expertise and experience. Working from our office in London, we are committed to bringing clear and accurate information on HIV and AIDS to those who need it, and passionate about listening to the people who use our materials to ensure they continue to be relevant, accessible and useful.

Executive Director

Matthew Hodson

Executive Director

Matthew joined NAM in 2016 as Executive Director. He is responsible for leading the organisation and ensuring it is effective in realising its mission. He works closely with the charity's trustees to shape NAM's strategic goals and oversee their implementation. He is also responsible for making sure NAM has the resources necessary to enable it to achieve its objectives. Previously Matthew was Chief Executive at GMFA, the gay men’s health charity. In 2017 Matthew was named overall winner of the Social CEO awards.

Communications Team

Deb Gilkes

Graphic Designer

Deb joined NAM in 2017 as the in-house graphic designer. She is responsible for maintaining the successful visual communication of NAM's printed and online output.

Editorial Team

Keith Alcorn

Senior Editor

Keith joined NAM in 1991 and edited the AIDS Reference Manual (1996 to 1998) and the HIV & AIDS Treatments Directory (1998 to 2004). He was founding editor of NAM's website aidsmap.com and co-edited HIV & AIDS Treatment in Practice (2003 to 2014), a newsletter focusing on HIV treatment and care in resource-limited settings.

Gus Cairns


Gus joined the editorial team in 2009 as editor of NAM’s regular newsletter, HTU. He has been a freelance writer for us since 2003 having edited the last three editions of the HIV Reference Manual and both editions of Preventing HIV.

Amelia Jones

Web Editor

Amelia joined NAM in July 2015. Her role involves working on web content and digital communications, including e-bulletins and news stories, social media, patient information and blog posts. Amelia also helps manage the delivery of news reporting and bulletins for conferences. In 2016 Amelia edited the new edition of the Nutrition booklet which was highly commended at the 2017 British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards.

Roger Pebody


Roger joined NAM in 2008. He is an editor focusing on patient information materials, including The basics series of illustrated leaflets and information on health issues that people with HIV may face as they get older. He edits the HIV update email bulletin, a summary of recent research news written for people living with HIV. In terms of news reporting, Roger focuses on HIV prevention and social science research.


Finance & Office Team

Jeremy Cohen

Business Manager

Jeremy joined NAM in September 1998. He manages NAM’s internal systems including finance, IT and premises. Jeremy’s role is to make sure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently. Jeremy has recently conducted a major review exercise of all our income and expenditure to help inform our strategy planning cycle.



Sylvie Beaumont (e-atlas listings and translation)

Michael Carter (news reporting and patient information materials)

Selina Corkery (patient information materials)

Liz Highleyman (San Francisco) (news reporting and patient information materials)

Greta Hughson (Eurobulletin)

Stanislav Kazikin (translation)

Carole Leach-Lemens (news reporting)

Lesley Odendal (Cape Town) (news reporting)

Tom Paterson (web development)

Theo Smart (Cape Town) (news reporting)

Please feel free to contact us if you have a query or would like any further information.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.