Louise van Deth has been executive director of STOP AIDS NOW! since May 2008. Before that she was director of Stichting Natuur en Milieu for five years and assistant director of the Centraal Bureau Fondsenwerving for seven years. She started her career as an investment banker with Pierson, Heldring & Pierson. After that she made a deliberate switch to the NGO sector. She has served on the board of a variety of charitable organisations. During 15 years she acted as treasurer of Mama Cash and until 2008 she was chair of the climate project HIER, a coalition of 40 beneficiaries of the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Louise van Deth received an MBA from Tuck School of Business and a Master’s in English language and literature from the University of Amsterdam. STOP AIDS NOW! works on HIV/AIDS programmes in developing countries focussing on women, youth and children.