About Us

MISSION
VISION

Our mission is to promote innovation, efficiency and quality in vector control product development. We do this by working together with all the stakeholders involved in developing and bringing new vector control tools to market, identifying the shared obstacles and catalysing solutions.

Our vision is a product development environment conducive to innovation and investment which efficiently delivers a steady stream of new, quality vector control tools to those who need them most, then safeguards their continued effectiveness.

Leadership Team

Angus Spiers

Director
angus.spiers@innovation2impact.org

Angus leads the strategic agenda of i2i and manages the relationships with all major stakeholders. His role is focussed on finding stakeholder consensus on shared challenges and catalysing solutions to these. Prior to this role, he was Senior Malaria Advisor at the President’s Malaria Initiative. He formerly served as UNICEF’s Regional Malaria Advisor in Angola, as PSI’s Deputy Director of Malaria and Child Survival, and as a Senior Technical Advisor at USAID/PMI. Angus holds a PhD from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Fred Yeomans

Project Manager
fred.yeomans@innovation2impact.org

Fred oversees the project management, finance, communications and stakeholder engagement of i2i. He also has particular involvement in the GLP and Country Level Impact workstreams. He joined the team after managing maternal health projects across Africa and Asia for the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Fred has an MSc from Warwick Business School, and an MA and a BA (Hons.) from the University of Nottingham.

Sara McManus

Project Coordinator
sara.mcmanus@innovation2impact.org

Sara is responsible for i2i’s project management support, admin and finance. She also leads on logistics and event management. She joined the team from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2017. Prior to that Sara worked within Financial Services for 12 years, followed by 9 years in the private sector, which has given her a wealth of organisational and operational experience.

Angus Spiers Director

angus.spiers@innovation2impact.org

Angus leads the strategic agenda of i2i and manages the relationships with all major stakeholders. His role is focussed on finding stakeholder consensus on shared challenges and catalysing solutions to these. Prior to this role, he was Senior Malaria Advisor at the President’s Malaria Initiative. He formerly served as UNICEF’s Regional Malaria Advisor in Angola, as PSI’s Deputy Director of Malaria and Child Survival, and as a Senior Technical Advisor at USAID/PMI. Angus holds a PhD from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Fred Yeomans Project Manager

fred.yeomans@innovation2impact.org

Fred oversees the project management, finance, communications and stakeholder engagement of i2i. He also has particular involvement in the GLP and Country Level Impact workstreams. He joined the team after managing maternal health projects across Africa and Asia for the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Fred has an MSc from Warwick Business School, and an MA and a BA (Hons.) from the University of Nottingham.

Sara McManus Project Coordinator

sara.mcmanus@innovation2impact.org

Sara is responsible for i2i’s project management support, admin and finance. She also leads on logistics and event management. She joined the team from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2017. Prior to that Sara worked within Financial Services for 12 years, followed by 9 years in the private sector, which has given her a wealth of organisational and operational experience.

Advisory Board

Julie Wallace

Chair

USAID

Malaria Division Chief / USAID Team Leader, PMI

Emer Cooke

Observer

World Health Organization

Head of Regulation of Medicines and other Health Technologies

Frederic Baur

Industry Representative

Bayer

Global Market Manager Vector Control

Katey Owen

Observer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Director, NTD

Joy Phumaphi

African Leaders Malaria Alliance

Executive Secretary

Nick Hamon

Innovative Vector Control Consortium

Chief Executive Officer

Pedro Alonso

Observer

World Health Organization

Director, Global Malaria Programme

Scott Miller

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Deputy Director, Malaria

Tala Jallow

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Head of Direct Procurement

Julie Wallace Chair

Emer Cooke Observer

Frederic Baur Industry Representative

Katey Owen Observer

Joy Phumaphi

Nick Hamon

Pedro Alonso Observer

Scott Miller

Tala Jallow

Why

Vector control tools have played a pivotal role in reducing the mortality and morbidity rates associated with many vector-borne diseases. Evidence shows that vector control is responsible for approximately 80% of malaria cases averted in the past 15 years. Vector control tools have also been instrumental in fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases.

How

i2i addresses the challenges of growing insecticide resistance and coverage gaps by pursuing the following system-wide objectives:

  • Innovation: Creating a more conducive environment for innovation and product development
  • Efficiency: Improving the efficiency of product evaluation and registration to accelerate speed to market
  • Quality: Developing quality assurance systems to ensure the lasting impact of products in the field