Who we are

Our team

We are a small team of seven staff members and several freelance consultants, with a broad range of skills, expertise and experience. 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.

Staff team

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.

Roger Pebody

Managing Editor

Roger joined NAM in 2008 as an Editor and became Managing Editor in 2018. He is responsible for co-ordinating the editorial content of aidsmap.com, including news coverage and patient information materials.


Gus Cairns


Gus joined the editorial team in 2009 and has previously edited HIV Treatment Update and Preventing HIV. He currently focuses on the PrEP in Europe Initiative and on news reporting.

Amelia Jones

Website Editorial Manager

Amelia joined NAM in July 2015. Her role involves managing the digital communications for aidsmap.com including web content, email bulletins and social media. Amelia also manages the production process for NAM’s resources and the delivery of news reporting and bulletins for conferences.

Susan Cole

Patient Information, Marketing and Membership Manager

Susan re-joined NAM in 2018 after working for us 15 years ago. She is responsible for managing NAM’s Patient Information Subscription Scheme for HIV clinics and organisations. She is also responsible for engagement with patient and community groups, enabling people with HIV to make the best use of the range of NAM’s resources and ensuring our resources meet their needs.

Vicky Crompton

Fundraising Manager

Vicky joined NAM in November 2018. She is responsible for securing and building income from new and existing donors and works with pharmaceutical companies, grant-making trusts and individual supporters. She is also establishing additional opportunities for funding and supports NAM’s activities by identifying and developing suitable sources of income.

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.

Freelance consultants

Keith Alcorn

Keith joined NAM’s staff team in 1991 and was our Senior Editor until 2018. He currently contributes news and conference reporting to aidsmap.com and edits infohep.org, our website covering hepatitis treatment news.

Michael Carter

Michael has been writing news reports for NAM since 2002. As a former staff member, he wrote and edited the first editions of many of NAM’s booklets and factsheets.

Liz Highleyman

Liz is a medical writer and editor with interests in HIV, hepatitis and cancer. She has contributed conference news reporting for NAM since 2004.

Thomas Paterson

Tom has worked with NAM since 2002. He is responsible for developing our websites and digital products, including aidsmap.com, infohep.org, and prepineurope.org. He also works with partner organisations to support and enhance their digital capacity.

Sylvie Beaumont

Sylvie keeps our listings of HIV services up to date as well as providing our French translations.

Greta Hughson

Greta edits our quarterly EUROBulletin on sexual health and HIV policy in Europe.

Selina Corkery

Selina writes and updates patient information materials.

Krishen Samuel

Krishen has been writing for NAM since September 2018. He resides in South Africa and has been living with HIV for the past decade. Krishen previously completed a Master's degree in Global Public Health in London and has worked closely with activist organisations in the UK and US, advocating for the inclusion of people living with HIV. 

Carole Leach-Lemens

Carole is an editor and writer with over 25 years’ experience in the field of HIV/AIDS at the planning, management and direct service levels with experience in sub-Saharan Africa and a specialism in maternal and child health. She has consulted for Comic Relief, John Snow Inc., UNICEF and other organisations. Carole holds a Master of Public Health and has been writing news for aidsmap since 2009.

Gus Cairns


Gus joined the editorial team in 2009 and has previously edited HIV Treatment Update and Preventing HIV. He currently focuses on the PrEP in Europe Initiative and on news reporting.

Alain Volny-Anne

Our translation partners include gTt (Grupo de Trabajo sobre Tratamientos del VIH, Spanish), GAT (Grupo de Ativistas em Tratamentos, Portuguese), LILA (Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro l'Aids, Italian), Stanislav Kazikin (Russian) and Sylvie Beaumont (French).

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.