Governance

The Penta governance structure has been designed to improve transparency and create cohesive reporting lines across all of Penta’s activities. It also aims to support the expansion of the Penta ID Network and facilitate a smoother and more streamlined membership process. Click on any image area below to learn more about our governance bodies.

Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is Penta’s primary governance body. The six members of the Board define the rules and practices by which the Penta Foundation is directed and controlled. They review and approve the yearly financial statements. The Board delegates the day-to-day management of activities to the Senior Leadership Team, which is composed of the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Program Officer and the Chief People, Communications & Culture Officer.

Scientific Steering Committee


The Scientific Steering Committee serves a vital role of fostering a coordinated approach across Penta’s working groups and clinical areas. The Committee is formed of the leads from each Penta working group 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 nine scientific working groups have been working to lead the development of new research concepts, training programmes and activities in each of these scientific areas with the goal to improve the health outcomes of children and pregnant women. Working groups are made up of Penta ID Network members working together to achieve specified goals.

Penta ID Network members


The Penta ID Network is central to everything we do at Penta. It is thanks to the skills, experience and expertise of our Network members that we are able to 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 women.

Network Engagement Committee


The Network Engagement Committee plays a crucial role in guiding and enhancing the growth of the Penta ID Network by fostering engagement and connections in the network to ensure a dynamic and interconnected community worldwide. The Network Engagement Committee includes representation from regions across the world to facilitate global network engagement.

  • 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: Melania Kowatch