New FIGO Chief Executive appointed

Johan Vos has now been appointed to the role of FIGO Chief Executive.

He has over 20 years’ experience working within the charity/not-for-profit sector, and has extensive experience of leadership within national and international health charities and membership-based organisations. His most recent position was as Deputy Executive Director at Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) where he gained significant experience of advocacy and influencing global, regional and national health agendas with Governments and international health agencies such as the World Health Organization.

In addition, Johan has represented ADI on the global stage, negotiated and managed strategic partnerships with global industry (including pharma) and has wide-ranging experience of policy and membership development. Prior to this, he worked within senior leadership and income development roles for the world’s leading charities that include Alzheimer’s New Zealand, Arthritis New Zealand and UNICEF New Zealand.

Johan said:

I am delighted to join FIGO during an exciting chapter in the organisation’s history – over the last few years it has grown significantly under Professor Rushwan’s meticulous stewardship, and its many projects and activities are currently flourishing.

I greatly look forward to working with the staff, Member Societies and FIGO’s many collaborating partners to continue to consolidate FIGO’s vision – that women of the world achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing throughout their lives.