Julian Fleet

Visiting professor


Julian Fleet has experience and training in both public health and in law. He currently serves as Director of the Department of Human Resources Management in the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Julian began his career in community-based health planning in Boston, USA, and then served for three years as Health Planning and Management Adviser in the Ministry of Health, Government of Swaziland through an international NGO, International Human Assistance Programs, Inc. After practicing law as an attorney in the litigation department of the Boston firm of Palmer & Dodge, in 1989 Mr. Fleet joined the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) where he held various field and headquarters posts including staff assistant in the Executive Office of the High Commissioner; Deputy Representative and head of the legal section, Washington, D.C.; Legal Officer, Es Showak, Sudan; and emergency team officer, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 1998, Mr Fleet joined UNAIDS where he has served as Senior Adviser for Human Rights, Law and Ethics; Senior Policy Adviser and Chief (a.i.), Office of the Executive Director; Senior Adviser, Care and Public Policy; and Team Leader, Universal Access. While on secondment from UNAIDS, Julian worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as Chief, HIV/AIDS Liaison Unit and Global Coordinator (a.i.) in the HIV/AIDS Group, Bureau for Development Policy. From February 2008 to August 2010, Julian served as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Roll Back Malaria, a public-private partnership hosted by the World Health Organization in Geneva. Since returning to UNAIDS in August 2010, Julian has served as Director, Department of Organizational Development and played a leading role in two major change management initiatives. He has served in his current position as Director, Human Resources Management, since April 2012. Julian was awarded the degrees of Juris Doctor, Northeastern University Law School; Master of Science in Public Health, University of Massachusetts; and Bachelor of Arts, The Johns Hopkins University.