Governance

The Penta governance structure has been designed to ensure transparency and cohesive reporting lines across all of Penta’s activities. It also aims to support the expansion of the Penta ID Network, so that we can ensure we are building a Network that is truly built to last. Click on any image area below to learn more about our governance bodies.

Penta Foundation


The Penta Foundation was set up in 2004 as the coordinating centre to support activities related to research on HIV and other paediatric infectious diseases. As a leading organisation in paediatric research, the Foundation collaborates with the Penta ID Network – an international network of scientists, researchers, and healthcare professionals. Together, they strive to considerably reduce the frequency and consequences of infectious diseases in children and in pregnancy. 

Moreover, the Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the Penta Foundation operates in accordance with its mission and values. Board members serve three-year terms.

Scientific Steering Committee


The Scientific Steering Committee serves a vital role in fostering a coordinated approach across Penta’s working groups and clinical areas. The Committee is formed of the leads from each Penta working group and regional representatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America to offer a platform for brainstorming, a unified approach to new and ongoing projects, supporting the coordination of initiatives and serving as a forum to address issues, risks and share updates and opportunities.

  • Chair: Ali Judd and Pablo Rojo
  • Members: Adillia Warris, Alasdair Bamford, Alfredo Tagarro, Al Ozonoff, Anna Turkova, Catherine Wedderburn, Claire Thorne, Damalie Nalwanga, David Burger, Gareth Tudor-Williams, Hilda Angela Mujuru, John Kopsidas, Karoline Aebi-Popp, Laura Ferreras, Laura Mangiarini, Lisanne Bevers, Paolo Palma, Steve Welch, Tatiana Drummond, Thanyawee Puthanakait, Tim Cressey.
  • Penta point of contact: Lindsey Hunter

Working Groups


Arising from Penta’s key scientific priorities, Penta’s scientific working groups lead the development of new research concepts, training programmes and activities in each of the key scientific areas. Working groups are made up of Penta ID Network members working together to achieve specified goals.

Network Engagement Committee


The Network Engagement Committee is responsible for ensuring member engagement by designing and implementing initiatives that promote interaction and collaboration. They also manage membership applications and track the Network’s expansion, ensuring its continued growth. 

  • Chair: Gareth Tudor-Williams
  • Members: Claire Thorne, Costanza Di Chiara, Cristina Hofer, Eleanor Namusoke-Magongo, Francesca Mazzetto, Lindsey Hunter, Talia Sainz, Tavitiya Sudjarirtruk, Vana Papaevangelou.
  • Penta point of contact: Valeria Bajura

Penta ID Network members


The Penta ID Network forms the foundation of Penta’s work. With the skills, experience and expertise of all our Network members, we develop and deliver world class research and training to drive understanding and good practice around the management of infections in children, young people and pregnant people.