Vice President, Global Affairs

Margaret Lidstone is responsible for the design and implementation of IAVI’s fundraising and advocacy strategies, helping drive outreach and relationships with donors, philanthropists, and key policymakers globally.

Before joining IAVI, Lidstone was director of multilateral diplomacy for the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Prior to that, while at the Department of Health and Human Services, she represented the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in his capacity as chair of the board of directors for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Previously, Lidstone helped lead the international health practice at Booz Allen Hamilton and was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP. She also headed the Division of Media Regulation, Laws, and Standards for the United Nations transitional authority in Kosovo, where she helped develop legal and governance structures for the province’s print and broadcast media.

She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.