Dr Munro is a South African national who brings a longstanding experience in international development, local governance, and urban sustainability. He has an academic background in Public Health and Management. Dr Munro was the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, one of the members of Cities Alliance. He also has a wide international and local government experience: he is currently Associate Director at the International HIV AIDS Alliance and has extensive knowledge of working internationally on developmental issues, including interaction with governments and donors at senior level. He had previously worked with UNAIDS, the World Bank, and as local government official at executive level in Cape Town and Durban.