Kate Taylor is an Australian medical doctor and public health specialist. She is currently a visiting fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health and Ormond College, where she is writing a book on the global health system. Previously, she worked as a business consultant with McKinsey & Company. She helped to shape a range of public private partnerships (PPPs) for global health, initially from the founding of the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Initiative, where she facilitated a range of partnerships between companies, the public sector and NGOs and represented the private sector on the Boards of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Roll Back Malaria; Stop TB; and the GAVI Alliance. With the WEF, but also the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and at GlaxoSmithKline, she has been involved with a broad range of PPPs spanning new vaccine development through to innovative financing, including the multi-billion dollar Advanced Market Commitment for pneumococcal vaccines that was developed by GAVI, the World Bank, UNICEF, the Gates Foundation and other donors. She has also worked on access issues in response to the SARS and pandemic influenza crises.