Our spokespeople

Our spokespeople


Our press team will be happy to arrange interviews for you with representatives from our country programmes wherever possible.  If you're interested in speaking with a Marie Stopes International spokespeople please contact the press office via email: press@mariestopes.org or phone: +44 (0)20 3219 8005.

Michael Holscher, Senior Vice President and Director of International Programmes

Michael Holscher is an international development professional with more than 20 years of leadership experience in international health and development.

He has extensive experience -- including more nearly 15 years resident experience in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America -- providing programmatic and technical leadership to multi-country public health programmes.

He has expertise in behaviour change communications and social marketing for health; family planning and HIV/AIDS-related service delivery; strategy; programme design and evaluation; and business development.

Michael previously worked as a country director and regional executive director for Population Services International (PSI). He has worked closely with a wide range of leading bilateral and multilateral agencies, including DFID, the Netherlands Government, KfW, USAID and numerous private foundations. He has worked as a special advisor to both UNFPA and UNAIDS.

Tracey McNeill, Senior Vice President and Commercial Director

Tracey McNeill joined Marie Stopes International in 2010 and leads its Senior Management Team for the UK and West Europe. 

Tracey is a recognised leader in the independent healthcare sector and helped develop one of the UK’s most innovative healthcare companies, Circle Health. She has vast experience in quality improvement and compliance issues. Through her own consultancy company Tracey has opened a number of successful clinics and day surgery units. Prior to this, she was a hospital director for both Nuffield and BMI. Tracey trained as a clinician and has worked in both the public and private sectors in the UK.

John Lotspeich, Global Director of Communications

John Lotspeich has 20 years’ global communication experience, including journalism, research, and publications in both the public and private sectors.

His work in communications has been centred on health policy and NGO programmes with a focus on global health.

He has specialised in cross-cultural communication throughout his career, and has worked on assignment in positions in London, Paris, Delhi, Nairobi, Chicago and New York, as well as project experience in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, and work with the WHO and other multilateral NGOs.

He has always recognised the power of communications to deliver policy change, and spent nearly two years in Brussels working on health system and development projects with European institutions, particularly the Commission and the European Parliament.

This, and involvement with HIV/AIDS policy advocacy in Europe, led to a his specialising in public health and social marketing communications and international media relations.