Saul Walker is Director of Public Partnerships at the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Saul oversees CEPI’s strategic engagement with global and regional partners (such as WHO, GAVI, Unicef, Africa CDC, European Commission) that are essential to the development of and equitable access to vaccines against epidemic and pandemic threats. He also leads CEPI’s commitment to ensure that our core work builds respectful partnerships with Global South institutions and communities to develop and meet shared goals. Prior to joining CEPI, he worked at the UK Department for International Development/Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office for 17 years. This included roles as: Deputy Director for COVID19 Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics (2020 – 23); Deputy Director for Ebola Response in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (2019 – 2020); Chief of Staff for the Asia, Caribbean and Overseas Territories Region; and Senior Policy Advisor on Access to Medicines. He was also seconded to the World Bank Mozambique Country Office for three years as a Senior Health Specialist. Prior to joining the UK Government, Saul held positions as Executive Director for Public Policy at the International Partnership for Microbicides, Senior Policy Advisor at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Senior Policy Advisor at the UK National AIDS Trust. He was awarded an OBE for services to international development in 2020. He holds Masters degrees from the University of Cambridge and University of Warwick.