Robin Gorna founded ASAP in 2010 to bring together talented individuals who have been deeply affected by AIDS – especially people openly living with HIV – to make change. She was committed to bringing together a wide range of skills, and an exceptional range of networks and personal contacts to have a deeper impact on the global response to AIDS, public health, and international development at international, regional and country level. Beginning with work in early treatment and action programmes at the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) in London at the height of the epidemic in 1986, Robin went on to co-found the European AIDS Treatment Group, and co-chaired international conferences, including the 1998 World AIDS Conference and the 2001 Asia-Pacific AIDS Conference. She has published many articles and reports, as well as three books, including Vamps, Virgins and Victims: How can women fight AIDS? – one of the first to describe the impact of AIDS on women.She set up the first multi-sectoral team on global AIDS policy at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in 2003 and later moved to Pretoria to lead DFID’s health and AIDS work in Southern Africa.

In early 2015 she left ASAP to take up the position of Executive Director at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.