Mark Heywood is the executive director of SECTION27, which incorporated the AIDS Law Project (ALP) in 2010. He joined ALP in 1994 and in 1998 he was one of the founders of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). He has continued to participate on the TAC Secretariat, National Council and Board of Directors. Mark served as the deputy chairperson on the South African National AIDS Council from 2007 until 2012. In 2009, he was appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Committee on National Health Insurance. He has written extensively on HIV, human rights and the law.