Liza Kimbo started her career in banking, and was Head of Division for Business Support Services at Standard Chartered Bank in Kenya. She then established a private retail pharmaceutical and distribution company with annual turnover of $1m in Nairobi. Liza has chaired two national advocacy groups: one that successfully influenced government policy for increased access to essential drugs; the other bringing together and strengthening civil society representatives working on malaria to participate in policy and national funding for the disease. Liza has worked for the last seven years to establish an innovative essential healthcare delivery organisation, CFWshops, using a franchise model. CFWshops currently operates 64 health outlets in ten districts in Kenya, and has provided over 1 million treatments to community members. In 2007 she joined Academy for Educational Development as the Regional Representative.