Lady Roslyn Morauta took up office as Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board in May 2019.
She has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea since 1982. Prior to that, she worked in publishing in England, taught Politics at the University of Ghana, the Australian National University and Queensland University, and worked as a research officer in the Defence Department in Canberra and for the Australian Social Welfare Commission.
In Papua New Guinea she has worked for the National Planning Office and the Department of Finance and Treasury (through the United Nations Development Programme), undertaken consultancy management with Coopers & Lybrand, and now acts as manager of Morauta family business interests.
As First Lady of Papua New Guinea from 1999-2002, she championed issues on health, HIV and gender, and has continued this work since.
Lady Morauta has a long association with the Global Fund, having previously served as the Alternate Board Member for the Western Pacific Region Constituency on the Global Fund’s Board, and Chair of the Papua New Guinea Country Coordinating Mechanism. Her role in the Country Coordinating Mechanism has given her close understanding of Global Fund strategies and processes, the working of the Secretariat, and the practical implementation of grants at country level.
Roslyn is also a member of the Anglicare (PNG) Board and the PNG Maritime College Board. Other board and committee memberships have included the PNG National AIDS Council, the Asia-Pacific Leadership Forum on HIV/AIDS and the PNG Alliance of Civil Society Organisations Against HIV/AIDS.