THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

The Global Fund appoints Martin O'Malley as inspector general

The board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced on Tuesday that it apponted Martin O'Malley as inspector general after reviewing more than 100 candidates.

O'Malley has more than 20 years of audit experience in the sector of financial services for a number of large organizations with multiple jurisdictions. Prior to the Global Fund, O'Malley worked for three years as group chief audit officer at the Standard Bank Group, the largest African banking group with more than 52,000 employees and $185 billion in assets. He worked for the Standard Bank Group for 12 years in total and worked for Ernst & Young for eight years prior to that, in both the U.K. and Australia.

O'Malley was appointed because the Board considers a transparent Office of the Inspector General to be critical for the success of the Globa Fund. O'Malley will perform audits and investigations in a comprehensive and organized manner that helps both risk management and loss prevention. O'Malley has worked with 17 African nations that have received Global Fund grants.

"We are delighted to be appointing Martin to this crucially-important role at the Global Fund," Simon Bland, chair of the board, said. "He brings extensive audit and financial experience, strategic qualities and proven management credentials to the independent Office of the Inspector General. He will ensure that the Global Fund remains a fully transparent, objective and learning organization, working with its partners to deliver maximum impact with its resources."

O'Malley will replace Norbert Hauser, who has served as interim inspector general since in December.