• Ed Mitchell

    Chief Executive

    Ed joined WSUP as CEO on June 2022. Previously, he was a Director at Pennon Group, the owners of South West Water, Bournemouth Water, Bristol Water, and Viridor, and Executive Director of Environment and Business at the Environment Agency for nearly a decade. He was also the Director of Environment and Corporate Responsibility at Thames Water. Ed holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Water and Wastewater Engineering from Cranfield University and was previously involved with WSUP as a non-executive director following its foundation in 2005.

  • Anzo Francis WSUP Head of Finance

    Anzo Francis

    Director of Finance

    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.

  • Alicia Walters

    Alicia Walters

    Head of People & Support

    Alicia is responsible for providing cross functional management of the business support operations required for WSUP to deliver its vision and mission, including human resources, IT, and facilities.

    She has established and managed a number of new offices across the UK and abroad in the private and not-for-profit sectors, which has involved everything from the fit out of new office space to developing resilient systems and operating procedures.

  • Jeremy Horner

    Director of Programmes

    Jeremy started at WSUP in 2016. His current role involves leading the strategic development of the six WSUP country programmes.

    Having started out as an engineer, Jeremy’s career has developed with roles in the commercial, public and non-profit sectors. This includes time with the Department for International Development, and as a CEO for a UK NGO, during which time he completed a management degree.

  • Yaver Abidi

    Yaver Abidi

    Managing Director of WSUP Advisory

    A civil engineer by profession, Yaver has over 35 years of consulting engineering and business leadership experience in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. His expertise includes strategy, corporate governance, business planning, leadership and the planning, financing, design and management of infrastructure projects.

    Yaver holds a MS in management from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer.

  • Polly Markandya

    Head of Partnerships & Communications

    Polly joined WSUP as Head of Partnerships and Communications in June 2022. She has over twenty years of experience in non-profit communication with the international humanitarian agency Médecins Sans Frontières, including eight years as Director of Communications for MSF UK & Ireland.

    Since leaving the humanitarian aid world in 2017 she has been working in the waste and recycling sector, both in the UK and overseas, managing communications projects from Camden to Congo. This has given her exposure to stakeholders and sectors highly relevant to WSUP’s work including service delivery, the private sector, the non-profit world, and public education. She has a track record of leading successful behavioural change campaigns as well as managing high profile media issues, and securing project funding.

  • Emma Bakhle

    Head of Funding

    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.

  • Sam Drabble

    Head of Evaluation, Research & Learning

    Sam leads WSUP’s knowledge management, helping to ensure learning is captured and disseminated for impact through technical publications, research, learning events and programme reviews. He has authored, co-authored or edited over 30 publications on diverse aspects of urban WASH.

    Sam has a background in evaluation, research and learning, having previously worked as an analyst specialising in programme evaluation at RAND Europe. This built on experience with the learning and development team at Institute for Government.

  • Kariuki Mugo

    Director of WASH Sector Support

    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.

  • Reuben Sipuma

    Senior Country Manager, Zambia

    Reuben has managed the WSUP Zambia programme since 2008 and has over 17 years’ experience in water and sanitation service delivery, working with the government and its mandated service delivery institutions.

    Before joining WSUP, Reuben worked in WASH consulting services, helping deliver a number of government programmes that targeted poor communities across Zambia. He has managed the establishment of the only faecal sludge management model in Zambia serving the urban poor.

  • Tara Vernon

    Head of Global Programmes

    Tara has been with WSUP since 2019, and currently heads the Global Programmes Team working closely with WSUP’s country teams providing advice and guidance on projects including design, implementation and reporting, alongside the Project Controllers in her team.

    Following an MSc at Cranfield University in Community Water and Sanitation, Tara went on to spend 9 years overseas as a WASH Project Manager, WASH Advisor, and Emergency Director with multiple NGOs including ACF and Concern Worldwide in both humanitarian response and international development settings, in Asia, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. Tara also spent 4 years working in Environmental Regulation with the UK Environment Agency.

     

  • Tunisío Meneses Camba

    Country Manager, Mozambique

    Tunísio Camba is a senior Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in Social Development and Public health, with an extended track record in Stakeholder Engagement (Government and donor relations), monitoring and evaluation, study design, data analysis and reporting.

    Tunísio joined WSUP in 2020 and before that, worked for the University of Cape Town in the malaria research area, served as senior health manager for the Swiss Cooperation Agency, as a consultant and project manager for the Government of Mozambique, as a manager of the social responsibility program in an oil and gas multinational company and as a specialist for capacity, development, and advocacy at the Business Environment Foundation.

  • Frank Romeo Kettey

    Country Manager, Ghana

    Frank joined WSUP in 2014 as a project officer and became Project Manager for Kumasi in 2016. He supports initiatives that engage local authorities, financial institutions and other private sector and community actors to improve WASH service delivery to low-income communities.

    Frank is passionate about initiatives that sustainably improve the lives of marginalised communities. Before joining WSUP he worked for the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, supporting agricultural and artisanal cooperatives and credit unions.

  • Eden Mati

    Eden Mati Mwangi

    Country Manager, Kenya

    Eden is a civil engineer and programme management professional. She has developed and managed socio-technical WASH development programmes targeting marginalised and low-income communities in Kenya.

    Her experience covers institutional and strategy support to water utilities, national institutions and the private sector. She is also experienced in managing multi-stakeholder partnerships, donor-funded WASH projects, infrastructure projects, public policy, governance, innovation and technology. Eden has previously worked at Water Services Trust Fund, HP Gauff and GIZ.

  • Sylvie Ramanantsoa

    Sylvie Ramanantsoa

    Country Manager, Madagascar

    Sylvie is responsible for overall management, coordination and implementation of the WSUP Madagascar programme. She has been with WSUP in this role since 2009 and through it coordinates closely with institutional partners, the local authority and with the national water utility.

    Her previous experience is as a Project Manager with international NGOs in Antananarivo and prior to which she was responsible for the Research and Development Department of the agency for public infrastructure in Madagascar.

     

  • Abdus Shaheen

    Country Manager, Bangladesh

    Shaheen leads WSUP’s work in Bangladesh. He ensures effective management and efficient delivery of the WSUP programme by providing strategic guidance and management support.

    Shaheen has 28 years’ experience managing high profile relationships with organisations such as UNICEF, AusAID, USAID, European Commission, ECHO, Department for International Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and World Bank with WSUP, CARE and other organisations working on WASH. He has an MBA and is a graduate in civil engineering.

  • Baghi Baghirathan

    Senior Technical Advisor

    Following eight years as Programme Director for two country programmes, Baghi now leads WSUP’s work in mobilising and supporting investments in WASH.

    A chartered civil engineer and water resources expert, Baghi previously worked for a major UK consultancy accumulating over three decades’ experience in programme, organisational and financial management. As Project Director and Regional Director he successfully led major development projects in developing countries, including in water and sanitation.

  • Isabel Blackett

    Isabel Blackett

    Associate, WSUP Advisory

    Isabel is an independent sanitation specialist based in the UK. Since 2005, she worked for WSP – World Bank developing poor-inclusive urban sanitation programmes in Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Pacific Islands and South Asia, and more recently also developing global tools and diagnostics for faecal sludge management.

    Prior to joining the World Bank she did similar sanitation work in Southern and East Africa with bilateral and multilateral organisations, consulting firms and NGO’s.

  • Rosemary Campbell

    Rosemary Campbell

    Head of Water

    Rosemary is Head of Water with WSUP’s Innovation and Consumer Needs team. She brings 28 years of experience from the water industry, including 20 years at Veolia Water and Mott MacDonald with a variety of executive roles.

    She has built strong experience in countries including the US, Rwanda, Eastern Sudan, DRC, Tanzania and Zambia. Her expertise ranges from technical management, private sector participation, behaviour change, to utility business development in the water sector.

  • Tim Hayward

    General Manager of WSUP Advisory

    With over 25 years’ experience in water sector projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, South East Asia and Latin America, Tim has worked with NGOs, UN agencies and private sector consultants in both development and humanitarian relief.

    He has worked with WSUP since 2006, having previously acted as Programme Director for WSUP programmes in Ghana, Mali and Zambia.

    During this time he has developed a solid understanding of strategies to address the challenges faced by service providers in meeting the water and sanitation needs of low-income urban communities.

  • Zeeshan Longi

    Partnerships Manager

    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.

  • Antonio Madeira

    Water Lead, Mozambique

    Antonio joined WSUP in 2013 following two years working for the water utility in Maputo, Águas da Região de Maputo. With 25 years of experience in the water sector, he is a specialist in the design, operation, execution and planning of water supply systems of varying sizes.

    Antonio has experience working for NGOs, governments and as a private contractor. This includes roles with WSUP, water utilities and several Mozambican construction companies.

  • Jane Olley

    Technical Manager

    Jane is a chemical engineer specialised in water, waste and environmental management. She has over 22 years’ experience working on international water and sanitation projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

    Jane’s clients include the World Bank, UN-HABITAT, DFID, the EU and the Inter-American Development Bank. She leads work on liquid and solid waste management including WSUP Advisory’s project to improve faecal sludge management in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

  • Philip Othieno

    Philip Oyamo

    Resident Programme Manager , Uganda

    Philip has been leading WSUP’s interventions in Mombasa and Malindi since 2013. He has extensive experience in institutional pro-poor capacity set-up and support, brokering complex neighbourhood and city-wide agreements intended to improve access to water and sanitation for the base of pyramid consumers.

    He previously worked at a number of non-profit organisations where he led teams in developing and managing WASH projects in relief and emergency response contexts.

  • Jo Parker

    Jo Parker

    Associate, WSUP Advisory

    Jo is a chartered civil engineer and has worked in the utility industry for over 40 years with various UK water companies and in overseas missions. She currently works as an independent consultant specialising in the management of distribution assets.

    She was awarded the MBE for services to the water industry in 1995 and actively collaborates with professional organisations including the Institution of Civil Engineers and the International Water Association. Jo consults regularly for WSUP Advisory.

  • Mamitiana Razafimanantsoa

    Project Manager, Madagascar

    Mamitiana joined WSUP in April 2018 as a Project Manager. He coordinates interventions and collaborates with partners and stakeholders in the WASH sector in the city of Tulear.

    With a background in sociology, Mamitiana has worked on a range of development projects implemented by national and international NGOs. Before joining WSUP he worked as a Food Security Project Coordinator across several sectors including WASH.

  • Fabio Rasoloharinjatovo

    Project Manager, Madagascar

    As a Project Manager, Fabio oversees coordination with stakeholders and the implementation of all project activities in the Mahajanga Urban Commune. He also works with the Boeny Regional Directorate of WASH to coordinate interventions at a regional level as co-lead of the WASH regional structure.

    Fabio’s background is in social work. He worked as the National Coordinator of a project promoting youth-access to contraception with an international NGO before joining WSUP in 2018.

  • Md Habibur Rahman

    Sanitation Lead, Bangladesh

    Habibur Rahman leads WSUP Bangladesh’s sanitation work. His prime responsibility is to oversee the sanitation component, including faecal sludge management, for overall planning and implementation of WSUP’s programme in Bangladesh.

    He has a background in civil engineering with 17 years’ experience of programme planning, design, implementation and capacity building in the WASH sector, focusing on urban sanitation services. He previously worked with various organisations such as CARE, DAM and NGO Forum.

  • Julie Ranaivo

    Programme Coordinator, Madagascar

    Julie is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the WSUP Madagascar programme. She joined WSUP in 2009 as Project Coordinator and in 2013 was promoted to her current role. She supervises the in-country programme staff, the programme implementing partners and she works closely with the national water utility.

    Julie has a civil engineering and project management background and she has previously managed operations for public infrastructure authorities in Madagascar.

  • Carmen Sing Sang

    Water Project Manager, Beira, Mozambique

    Carmen joined WSUP in 2019 after almost 10 years working for FIPAG Beira in both projects execution and project management.

    During this period could work on networks design and execution, maintenance planning and supervision. As a civil engineer, she worked for 5 years managing the first NRW unit at FIPAG, acquiring during that time experience on DMA design and management, flow meters sizing and network redesign.

  • Lucília Sing Sang

    Administrator Beira, Mozambique

    Lucilia joined WSUP in 2016 to coordinate and administer work with FIPAG, supporting its customer relationships in Beira. She monitors door-to-door surveys by community based organisations and coordinates WSUP’s relationships with FIPAG and Vitens Evides International to address management of non-revenue water.

    Lucilia has 17 years’ experience in administration, including experience in WASH, education, health and also in private sector business administration.

  • Lesley Waller

    Partnerships Manager

    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.

  • Faustina Asante

    Business Development Lead, Ghana

    Faustina has over ten years of progressive work experience managing projects within the for-profit, non-profit, and public sectors. She understands the complexities of low-income urban WASH service delivery and leverages multi-sector service providers to demonstrate and scale up successful business models. Prior to WSUP, she was part of the team that started Clean Team Ghana LTD, a social enterprise providing decent and affordable sanitation services to the low-income areas of Kumasi, Ghana. She has a Master’s in Water Management from Cranfield University.

  • Samuel Owusu-Adjei

    Project Lead, Kumasi, Ghana

    Samuel is a dedicated, organised, and methodical individual, with a good interpersonal skill, an excellent team worker, keen and very willing to learn and develop new skills. He joined WSUP in 2013 as programmes facilitator and currently work as Project Lead based in Kumasi, Ghana. Samuel is responsible for delivery of WASH infrastructure and services and the establishment of effective and sustainable management model in low-income communities. Before joining WSUP, Samuel worked for CARE International as Project Officer on several programme initiatives and projects, in education, agriculture, health, water, and sanitation. Samuel’s greatest passion in life is using his professional know-how, experiences, and skills to benefit other people and organisations.

  • Richard Wilson

    Richard Wilson

    Associate, WSUP Advisory

    Richard has been Team Leader for a number of key WSUP Advisory projects focusing on WASH planning and strategy development at national level. He was previously WSUP Programme Director for Kenya and Zambia.

    His background is in Civil, Water and Environmental Engineering, and Institutional Development. He has 10 years of experience with African utilities, as well as broader experience in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central America.

  • Aklima Khatun

    Hygiene Specialist, Bangladesh

    Aklima holds a Masters in Social Science from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh and has been working as a Hygiene Specialist at WSUP since January 2017. Aklima’s background involves working in reputed National and International Development organisations within water & sanitation.

    As a hygiene specialist, Aklima is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, monitoring, and coordination of hygiene promotion activities in WSUP working areas. She assists in developing hygiene policy and strategy objectives for WSUP programmes and the implementation framework consistent with the goals and objectives of each programme. Aklima also does advocacy for hygiene and represents WSUP in National hygiene forums.

  • Nazmul Huda

    Business Development Specialist, Bangladesh

    Nazmul is a business graduate with a major in marketing and minor in finance. He has experience in market systems development, financial modelling, and knowledge management in Urban, WASH, livelihoods, humanitarian, agriculture and public health nutrition sectors. His expertise also includes business analysis, promoting informal businesses and CSR fund management.

    Nazmul has been working as a business development specialist at WSUP to provide technical support to sanitation service entrepreneurs. He extensively works for business development and capacity building of the enterprises WSUP works with.

     

  • Pritum Saha

    Data & Impact Officer, Secretariat

    Pritum is an Urban WASH Professional with over 10 years experience in result measurement, evaluation, learning, knowledge management, research management, research coordination and qualitative & quantitative assessment.

    He currently leads the country’s M&E of WSUP in Bangladesh, alongside managing in-country research activities. Pritum looks to support the implementation of field testing and or respective activities under the research components. In addition, Pritum coordinates with internal & external colleagues which include non-profit counterparts, universities, research entities, government bodies etc. Prior to joining WSUP, Pritum managed similar portfolios for not for profits based in UK & Netherlands.

     

     

  • Jessica Phiri

    Community Development Officer Zambia

    Jessica is a community engagement expert who possesses a wealth of expertise in service delivery, capacity building, and influence in the WASH sector. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Systems and Development Studies attained from the University of Zambia and has a master’s degree in Development Studies.

    She has five years’ experience working in the WASH sector leading the development of community engagement strategies, behaviour change strategies, stakeholder management and organisational communications strategies. She has experience working with government ministries, NGOs, and various stakeholders at grassroots level to achieve sustainable programme outcomes.

  • Emily Machocho Kirigha

    Project Manager, Kenya

    Emily has been in the humanitarian sector for the past seven years and her experience covers the food security and WASH sectors.

    Emily’s background in sociology and psychology has instilled excellent interpersonal skills and tact. Having worked in different capacities and environments, she is passionate about sustainable development and believes in ‘being faithful in small things, because it’s in them that our strength lies’.

  • Emanuel Ouma Owako

    Project Controller, Secretariat

    Emanuel is a project planning, design, and implementation specialist with over 14 years of experience in research into policy influencing, WASH business modelling, monitoring and evaluation, emergency response planning, partnership management, and organizations systems strengthening.

    He joined WSUP in 2016 and has served in various roles as Project Manager, Research and Policy Lead and as Kenya Country Program Coordinator. Emanuel is currently part of the Global Programmes Team, working closely with WSUP’s country teams in providing technical advice and guidance on projects including design, implementation, and reporting.

  • Robert Martin

    Associate, WSUP Advisory

    Having previously led WSUP Advisory CIC as Managing Director, Robert Martin now works with the company as an Associate Consultant. He has over 35 years of experience in the global water sector, including 15 years managing urban services and support to operations worldwide for an international private sector service provider.

    As an independent consultant since 2006, he has worked extensively with the European Investment Bank and the UN hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. He holds a BSc in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.