Our team is responsible for the strategic, as well as operational activities, of The Trinity Challenge.
Marc Mendelson trained in Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital London and undertook his PhD at Cambridge University before completing Infectious Diseases training at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His postgraduate studies were at The Rockefeller University in New York before moving to University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2001 to work on tuberculosis and innate immunity. In 2007, he started the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at UCT, where he is a full Professor and Head. He was the founding co-chair of the South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme and has chaired the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) since 2014.
Marc’s focus is on national and international policy in relation to AMR. He serves on the WHO’s Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation, the WHO Essential Medicines List Antibiotic Working Group, and multiple WHO Technical Advisory Panels and Guideline Development Groups on AMR and COVID-19. He is chair of the Vivli Open Access Antimicrobial Data Program’s Scientific Advisory Group, a member of the GARDP’s scientific advisory committee, the G20 AMR Hub Stakeholders’ Group, and has worked with Wellcome Trust and the World Economic Forum on issues relating to AMR. Marc is Principal Investigator of the Cape Town Hub of the Centre for Antibiotic Optimisation (CAMO)-Network.
Marc has held the office of Presidency of the Infectious Diseases Society of Southern Africa, the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa (FIDSSA), and the International Society for Infectious Diseases. In 2021, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, and was made an honorary life member of FIDSSA in recognition of services to Infectious Diseases.
Chief Operating Officer
Louise is passionate about social impact and has worked in the university sector in impact-driven roles for 12 years. Prior to joining The Trinity Challenge, Louise was Director of Service Strategy & Planning at King’s College London and delivered a range of initiatives that aimed to support and amplify the social impact of the university in collaboration with students, staff, communities and a variety of partners. 'Service’ is King’s unique commitment to social responsibility and covers a range of activities including social reform, research impact, Service-learning, volunteering, and environmental sustainability.
Louise also led on major initiatives such as the long-term vision for King’s College London (Vision 2029), scoped and incubated the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and set up a new volunteering service for all students and staff. Most recently, Louise and the team have been focused on King’s Sanctuary Programme, where research, expertise, strong partnerships and philanthropy come together to create positive opportunities for forcibly displaced people.
From 2008-2010, Louise worked in community development for a social enterprise in Malawi. Louise has a BA in Geography and a MSc in International Poverty Reduction and Development Management from the University of Birmingham in the UK.
Stuart Davis Consulting
Stuart is developing The Trinity Challenge’s operations, governance and performance management. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Stuart brings financial and operational experience from several international charities.
Most recently, Stuart was Finance Director at ClientEarth, an international charity using the power of law to prevent environmental degradation. He has held roles at VSO and Amnesty International, and has extensive experience in the private sector.
Stuart is Treasurer at the Sheila McKechnie Foundation, a charity that supports campaigners, and a trustee on the UK board of Field Ready, an international charity disrupting the paradigms of humanitarian supply chains.
Stuart holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Imperial College, London and is an Associate of the Royal College of Science.