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NETWORK RELEASE June 22, 2023 (Ottawa, Canada) – The Global Alliance for Tobacco Control (GATC) is happy to announce that 12 board members have been elected to the GATC’s 2023-2025/26 Board of Directors.  The election process took place during the Alliance’s first annual meeting as the new Global Alliance for Tobacco Control on June 22, 2023. The meeting was held virtually with a broad representation of GATC members along with many associates and network participants who attended as non-voting actors.   The following individuals were elected to the GATC’s 2023-2025/26 Board of Directors: 

  • Mawya Al Zawawi (Jordan), Chair of the WHF Tobacco Expert Group World Heart Federation & GATC Board of Director 2021-2023
  • Céline Awour (Kenya), Executive Director, International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA)
  • Emmanuelle Béguinot (France), Director CNCT, French national committee for tobacco
  • Shane Kawenata Frederick Bradbrook (New Zealand), Director Te Ao Hurihuri
  • Maria Carmona (United States), Consultant & Treasurer, GATC Board of Director 2021-2023
  • Deborah Anne Chen (Jamaica), Executive Director, The Heart Foundation of Jamaica & Vice Chair, GATC Board of Director 2021-2023
  • Patricia Lambert (United States/South Africa), Consultant
  • Kylie Lindorff (Australia), Senior Advisor, National and International Tobacco Control Policy Cancer Council New South Wales (CCNSW) & Chair, GATC Board of Directors 2021-2023
  • Guy Muller (The Netherlands), Public Affairs International Dutch Cancer Society – Health Funds for a Smokefree Netherlands
  • Monique Muggli (United States), Vice President: International Legal Consortium, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK)
  • Leonce Dieudonne Mintonnonboua Sessou (Togo), Executive Secretary, Alliance pour le controle du tabac en Afrique (ATCA)
  • Alexander Wright (United Kingdom), Global Lead Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

The new GATC Board of Directors is expected to hold its first induction meeting in late July 2023, followed later by the Board’s first official meeting where the roles of Board Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and other key roles and position will be determined.

The GATC is extremely grateful to all the outgoing board members for their leadership and guidance and would like to thank our members for their active participation in the GATC’s 2023 Annual General Meeting.

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