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Meet the team

Scott O'Neill

CEO World Mosquito Program Ltd Président Directeur Général de WMP Europe SAS

Scott O'Neill (PhD FAA FAAAS) is a renowned scientist and founder of the World Mosquito Program. He’s worked at the University of Illinois, Yale University, The University of Queensland and Monash University. He has received awards including the Centenary Medal and Mackerras Medal. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology.

Michelle Pearce

Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Pearce is a senior manager with over 25 years of experience working in international charity finance settings. Her expertise lies in fostering high-performing teams and forging strong collaborations with stakeholders to achieve impactful results in complex environments. A fellow chartered accountant, Michelle has held the pivotal role of Chief Financial Officer at organisations such as CARE Australia, Oxfam Australia, and Movember.

Cameron Simmons

Director, Global Implementation

Cameron Simmons is a global leader in clinical and laboratory research in infectious diseases. He spent 13 years with the University of Oxford, based at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Vietnam, where he saw severe dengue cases and developed a passion for preventing mosquito-borne diseases. He has published over 200 research papers, and consulted with the World Health Organisation, and vaccine and drug development companies.

Van Pham

Director, People and Culture

Van Pham is an HR professional with strengths in both strategic and operational HR management. Having spent more than 25 years working in human resources, Van has extensive experience in shaping and implementing people strategy for different stages of the business cycle. Her previous roles include Vice President Human Resources for BP Upstream Asia-Pacific and Director Human Resources at RMIT University Vietnam.

Tracy Loh

Head of Global Access

Tracy Loh is a healthcare leader and pharmacist, who has held various global roles in big pharma and biotech. She has extensive experience in business development, strategic partnerships, and is passionate about expanding access to innovative technologies worldwide. Her leadership roles have included managing Moderna´s Asia Pacific commercial regional arm and government / partner relations to deliver COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic. 

Kieran Walters

Director, Global Functions & Strategy

Kieran Walters specialises in helping organisations to operate more effectively and reduce complexity. He has advised across many sectors in the areas of strategy, project and investment governance, business process improvement, operating model design and organisational effectiveness. Kieran was previously the Project Governance Lead for BHP's Olympic Dam expansion and is a former partner of IG Partners (acquired by Cyient).

Bruno Col

Director, Communications

Bruno Col is a leader and practitioner in communications and public engagement. He has more than 25 years’ experience in communications, including humanitarian and international development communications, digital communications, photography, and film and television production. Bruno has worked across Asia, Oceania, West and East Africa, the Middle East and Europe, including humanitarian responses like the West Africa Ebola crisis.

Katie Anders

Director, Impact Assessment

Katie Anders is a public health researcher. She has worked in epidemiological research and public health practice for 15 years, with expertise in the design and implementation of field trials, disease surveillance, and clinical research. She previously worked as an epidemiologist and doctoral scholar at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, and as a public health scientist at the UK Health Protection Agency.


Ben Green

Director, Digital Technology & Information Management

Ben Green has over 15 years’ experience in digital strategy and product development, including work in the telecommunications, research, public health, community, education and entertainment sectors. Ben has a background in user experience design and research, product management and significant experience leading agile product delivery teams.

Simon Kutcher

Senior Project Manager

Simon Kutcher has been managing and advising on the implementation of international development projects for more than 25 years. He has extensive experience working on complex integrated programs across many sectors, including spending the past 15 years in public health.

Juanita De Souza

Senior Manager, Learning Design Solutions

Juanita De Souza is an experienced learning and development professional specialising in the education sector. She has experience in curriculum design for professional learning training for K-12, vocational and higher education educators. Starting in English language teaching and then moving into finance education and professional learning for teachers, Juanita is passionate about learning and supporting professional growth.

Christie Hubbard

Director, Philanthropic Partnerships

Christie Hubbard has been working in global health fundraising and business development for nearly a decade. Prior to that, she worked in fundraising in the academic medical research space for several anchor institutions in New York City. Christie has worked across Sub-Saharan Africa raising money for testing, prevention, vaccine access, and continuation of essential health services. Christie has a Master of Public Administration.

Rafael Kaplan

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Rafael Kaplan spent over 10 years practising as a corporate & commercial lawyer in law firms in Australia, followed by a senior in-house role in the Office of the General Counsel at Monash University. At the World Mosquito Program, Rafael Kaplan is responsible for providing high quality legal advice, supporting the Board of Directors, and ensuring the organisation is in compliance with its legal obligations in all areas. 

Albert Joubert

Senior Manager, Production & Product Development

Albert Joubert (PhD) is a molecular biologist and product development professional with over 20 years’ experience in research and development. Al works closely with mosquito production and implementation teams in target implementation countries to develop innovative scaling technologies for the Wolbachia technique. Al previously worked as a research scientist at the CSIRO as well as the University of Stellenbosch.

Alan Mee

Director, Community Engagement

Alan Mee is a community engagement leader and practitioner. He has over 15 years’ experience leading global organisations as they engage with communities. Alan specialises in stakeholder engagement, community mobilisation, social risk assessment, cultural heritage, human rights, and social investment. He has worked across North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. 

Jérémie Gilles

Director, Production Development & Supply

Jérémie Gilles (PhD) is a medical entomologist specialising in the bio-ecology and physiology of disease vectors such as Anopheles and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. He has more than 15 years’ experience working on innovative methods to control mosquitoes, specialising in large-scale rearing.

Nelson Grisales

Director Field Entomology

Nelson Grisales (PhD) is a medical entomologist with more than 15 years of experience in research, technical coordination and project management of vector control projects in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. He is experienced in laboratory, semi-field and field testing and implementation of traditional and innovative technologies for vector control, with a particular focus in capacity building and stakeholder management.

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