New Global Fund investigator protects social spending

GENEVA – The Inspector General of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Martin O’Malley, announced the appointment of Katie Hodson, effective January 2014, as the new Director of Investigations.
Social spending invites fraud and through experience, the Global Fund has learned to protect its own interests and to safeguard the money it spends to alleviate the impact of Aids, TB and malaria.
For this purpose, the Global Fund has to sponsor a whole division whose only task is to prevent and investigate fraud, in effect reducing the funds available for the Fund’s primary function.
Ms. Hodson has more than 20 years of experience in conducting and supervising investigations. Most recently, she served at Novartis International AG as the Global Head of Investigations, where she managed a team of 30 investigators working on international matters. She has extensive experience leading investigations in many of the countries where partners of the Global Fund implement grants.
Overall, Ms. Hodson has broad international experience handling cases of diversion and counterfeiting as well as numerous investigations involving corporate security and misconduct .