Governance of our Hub has been developed in line with our broader values to include a broad representation of Hub members with a good balance across gender, career stage and discipline.

It is organised as illustrated below:

Hub management and governance

GCRF One Health Poultry Hub governance structure

The leadership team

We have strong project leadership and management teams in each study country, headed by a National Coordinator. These teams are accountable for the national delivery and management of Hub activities and they contribute to overall strategic planning through the governance structure.

This disseminated project management organisation is complemented with a programme management team in the UK that is accountable for delivery of work carried out by UK and non-DAC partners. The UK project management organisation also has responsibility to ensure that activities across and between all partners are well coordinated and comply with all Hub and funder requirements.


Hub management organogram
GCRF One Health Poultry Hub management structure


Executive Board

The Executive Board is the Hub’s primary decision-making body. It has responsibility for defining and developing strategy that is implemented by operational committees and management teams.

Chaired by Hub Director Fiona Tomley, it comprises Deputy Director Dirk Pfeiffer and nine co-investigators: Sitara Swarna Rao Ajjampur, Robyn Alders, Patricia Conway, Nitish Debnath, David Heymann, Chaitanya Joshi, Madura Munasinghe, Marisa Peyre, and Pham Thi Ngoc.

Advisory Board

An external and international Advisory Board assists the Executive Board and the Hub Director by reviewing the scientific programme and ensuring continued relevance and focus of the Hub programme, as well as Hub strategy and progress. This Board is currently being constituted. Members appointed to date include:

  • Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer of the UK (Chair)
  • Vikas Aggarwal, South Asia Regional Lead, Fleming Fund Grants Programme, Mott MacDonald
  • Matthew Baylis, Oxenhale Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology, Liverpool University
  • Madeleine Clark, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Project Officer
  • Meerjady Flora, Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research in Bangladesh
  • Helen Lambert, Chair of Medical Anthropology at the University of Bristol
  • Andy Large, Chair of River Science & Director, GCRF Living Deltas Hub, University of Newcastle
  • Hung Nguyen-Viet, Co-Leader, Animal and Human Health Programme, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya
  • Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer/Leader Animal Health Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Hub Committees

Five committees report to the Executive Board. Committee membership includes representation across countries, disciplines and gender. Participation of early-career researchers is particularly encouraged.

The five committees are: