Ann Keeling

Ann Keeling’s 35 year career in international development has included posts in Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Caribbean, Belgium, USA and her home country, UK. She is currently Board Member and Senior Fellow with the NGO Women in Global Health and Chair of the NGO Age International. Ann Keeling has been CEO of two global health NGOs, was Head of Gender Equality for the UK Government and UNFPA Country Representative in Pakistan. Between 2008 and 2012 she was Chief Executive Officer of the International Diabetes Federation and in 2009 founded the NCD (Non Communicable Diseases) Alliance. As Chair of the Alliance, she led the successful campaign for the 2011 UN High Level Summit on NCDs. Ann Keeling spent 9 years in Pakistan with the British Council, DFID and UNDP working on social development, health and women’s rights. She also held senior posts with the Government of Papua New Guinea, and Commonwealth Secretariat. Ann Keeling studied at Oxford University UK, Ann Arbor University USA, and in 1981 at the People’s University in Beijing, China.