John Butler

John Butler

Director

John has spent the last seven years driving national and global political breakthroughs on a range of human development issues to ensure transformational change for the poorest and most marginalised communities. With a background in political science, he worked in South Africa for the grassroots HIV and AIDS movement; the Treatment Action Campaign, which successfully won a national antiretroviral rollout for people living with HIV, brought generics into the country and defeated AIDS denialism.

From South Africa, he went on to work between British Parliamentarians and civil society for Children England before moving to India for three years, working particularly with key Indian Parliamentarians, bureaucrats and civil society. John worked for the Centre for Legislative Research and Advocacy mainly on HIV and AIDS, and MDR-TB, before joining Save the Children India, where he focused on maternal, newborn and child health. John then transferred to Save the Children International, in New York, where he led on the development and implementation of global flagship health campaigns. John also led on the NCD section of our work, moderating and speaking on ‘health system strengthening’ and ‘movement building’ at the Global Conference on NCDs in Oakland.