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Options' team of professionals has extensive experience in our niche technical areas of maternal newborn child health, sexual and reproductive health, HIV & AIDS, gender, equity and social inclusion
Options' Board of Directors are responsible for setting the objectives and strategic direction for the company. Members of Options' Board of Directors are:
Dr Tim Black, CBE MBBS MRCP DTM&H MPH
Tim Black is the founder and former Chief Executive of Marie Stopes International
, the leading family planning charity providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV & AIDS in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. In 1992, Dr Black founded Options as a subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. He also co-founded Population Services International. Dr Black is a now a consultant
and advisor worldwide and reproductive health and stocial marketing programmes.
Philip D Harvey
Harvey is the president of DKT International which he founded in 1989. He also co-founded
Marie Stopes International and Population Services International (with Dr Tim Black). Mr Harvey has been
championing the benefits of social marketing for over three decades. Earlier in
his career, he served as deputy director of CARE's programme in India.
Timothy M Rutter, FRCS
Timothy Rutter practiced as an obstetrician and
gynaecologist for over 25 years. He has in-depth knowledge of the international
context, having occupied senior medical positions with the Government of
Thailand, the Canadian Government and Christian Aid. He was appointed Executive
Director at the Transnational Birth Control Programme in 1973. In addition to his professional work, Mr Rutter has
undertaken post-graduate specialisations in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at St
George’s Hospital Medical School and as Gynaecology and Obstetrics Senior House
Officer at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital. He has also held
lectureships at four leading research institutions, notably Universidad de
Cadiz and Universidad Autonamia de Barcelona.