Lesley joined WSUP in February 2021. Her role is to strengthen strategic partnerships with a focus on trusts and foundations. She has over 13 years of experience in international development including three years based in East Africa.

Before joining WSUP, Lesley worked as Senior Programme Coordinator for Africa Educational Trust managing a portfolio of complex projects in East and Horn of Africa. She holds an MSc in Environmental Resource Management and Development from the University of Wales, Swansea.

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Zeeshan joined WSUP in November 2020. His role is to support the global funding strategy by managing existing and building new institutional funding partnerships. He has over 7 years of experience working with INGOs within International Development.

Prior to WSUP, he worked as Programmes Partnerships Manager at Muslim Aid where he was responsible for managing a large portfolio of complex projects within the Middle East region. He holds a BA in Economics and Development Studies from SOAS University of London.

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Emma joined WSUP in January 2021 bringing with her more than 20 years’ fundraising experience in the health and disability sectors, including over 12 years focused on international development.

A new business specialist, Emma joined from the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) where for 7 years she led the management of global partnerships with foundations and created new income streams from the private sector focusing on the needs of workers in global supply chains, to fund health services, advocacy, and social and behaviour change communications. Prior to IPPF, she worked for Leonard Cheshire Disability, Whizz-Kidz and the NHS, and was in advertising sales before her move into the charity sector.

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Anzo is responsible for the strategic development of WSUP’s global finance function, providing strategic support to the CEO and SMT and input to the Board, Finance and Audit Committees, and WSUP subsidiaries. Anzo ensures the group’s financial systems are robust, legally compliant and support current activities and future growth plans.

A law graduate and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA), Anzo began her career in audit, finance and tax at Milne Ross and KPMG then moved into senior finance roles in industry and commerce, including housing, property, retail, energy consulting, education, business membership organisations and international development.

Anzo joined WSUP in February 2020 and brings a wealth of commercial, financial and legal expertise and insight to WSUP’s senior leadership team.

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Annie joined WSUP as a Marketing Specialist in May 2019. She has a creative agency background having worked in a variety of roles from consumer insight, campaign strategy and brand planning, to copywriting and app & web design. Annie has worked with a variety of clients including global brands, national charities and start-up businesses.

As part of the ICON team, Annie leads on marketing strategy within programmes, including capacity building around demand creation, behaviour change and customer management and offers new ideas for how to engage LICs and wider WASH stakeholders.

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Ayesha joined WSUP in December 2018. Her role is to strengthen the company’s strategic partnerships with a diverse set of funders. She has worked in both the private and non-profit sector and has over five years of experience in international development.

Before joining WSUP, Ayesha worked as Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager at Oxfam where she was responsible for managing a large portfolio of high-profile philanthropists and family foundations. She holds an MSc in Global Health and Development from UCL and a BSc in Biology from University of Leeds.

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Bridget is a civil engineer and has 10 years’ experience in the water and sanitation sector. Over half of that time has been working within water and sewerage utilities in Australia, in a variety of roles in service planning, technical support, operations and project delivery. Bridget has a Master of Integrated Water Management and has worked on projects in Australia, Zambia, Uganda, Bangladesh and India.

Most recently Bridget worked full time in Zambia on the Faecal Sludge Management Business Development consultancy, part of the Lusaka Sanitation Programme, funded by the World Bank.

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Claire joined WSUP in November 2017 and is currently the Task Force Director, working to manage WSUP’s projects with teams around the world.

Claire is a chartered Civil Engineer and spent several years working for engineering consultancies before moving into the development sector in 2008. Before joining WSUP Claire worked as a water and sanitation specialist and programme manager for the Red Cross, World Bank and INGOs.

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Jonathan leads WSUP’s monitoring & evaluation activities, tracking achievement across all country programmes. In addition to regular programme outcome monitoring, his work includes design and management of WSUP’s sector functionality assessment process (diagnosing current WASH sector status in each country, in collaboration with key stakeholders) and WSUP’s newly introduced citywide surveys, which involve tracking on-the-ground service coverage at household level.

Jonathan is a civil engineer who joined WSUP after several years in the private sector.

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Mugo is an experienced WASH professional specialized in pro-poor rural and urban development programmes in both not-for-profit and private sectors. He has demonstrable track record in development and management of socio-technical programmes and projects in water supply, environmental sanitation, and hygiene promotion mainly targeting low-income urban and rural societies.

He has competent knowledge in technology, business modelling, institutional and organizational development, SME capacity development, mobilizing development finance and multi-sector partnership management.

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