WHO WE ARE

Water Unite is an ambitious non-profit organisation, still in start-up mode. We could not have got this far without the invaluable advice and support of the following people and organisations: 

LEADERSHIP

Christopher K. Sellers

Head of Global Retail

Chris has more than 25 years of international leadership experience in the Global Consumer Brands and Retail industry and was named as one of the “Power 50” people in industry in 2006 and 2007. Chris was the UK CEO of Information Resources Inc. (IRI) the market research company which provides consumer, shopper, and retail market intelligence data and analysis before he co-founded Syncra Systems, recognized as a leader in supply chain logistics management and CPFR technology. Syncra Systems was purchased by Oracle.

Chris went on to become the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman of the Board of the World-Wide Retail Exchange (WWRE) and after merging with GNX, he brought these organizations together to form Agentrics, a multi-national consortium of the world’s 50 largest retailers, representing over $1 Trillion in turnover.

His focus on responsible sourcing became a hallmark of Agentrics and led by global retailers he convinced the industry’s procurement professionals and CSR leaders to see sustainability as a key business value driver.

Chris most recently served as COO and Global Director of Development for The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) with a mission to accelerate sustainability through multi-national organizations, NGOs and governments.

Chris brings a wealth of private sector and organisation leadership experience to Water Unite, with unique insights into, and high level connections with, the retail grocery sector.

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Lord Malcolm Bruce

Usha Rao-Monari

Vice-Chair

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Dr Alessandra Buonfino

Dr Paul Greener

Duncan Goose

Founder & Director of Partnerships

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CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION PARTNERS

Co-op UK

The One Foundation

The Osprey Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation

The Stone Family Foundation

The Vitol Foundation

WITH ADVICE AND INPUT FROM

AAR Group 
African Development Bank
Ahold
Akvo
Amazon
Asia Society
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Australian Government
Bidvest Foodservice Group Ltd
Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd
Carrefour Group
Casino Group
CDC Group plc
charity:water
Coles Group Ltd 
Comic Relief
Compass Group
CVS Health
Danone
Danone Foundation
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Department for International Development, UK
Diageo plc
Diageo plc
Earth Institute
Edeka
EFBW
Emory University
Ericsson Group
Federal Ministry of Water
Resources, Nigeria
futureau consulting limited 

Gates Foundation
Gerolsteiner Brunnen Gmbh & Co. Kg
Global Citizen
Global Development Professionals Network
Global Environment & Technology Foundation
Global Ethics Ltd
Global Health Investment Fund
Global Water Practice, World Bank Group
HEB
Hilton
ICA
IGD
International Finance Corporation
IRC
Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
KROGER
Lien Aid
Lions Head Global Partners
Merlo Group
Minbuza
Ministry of agriculture, irrigation and water development, Malawi
Ministry of Public Works, Liberia
Musgrave Group
Nestle Waters
Newman’s Own Foundation
Niagara Water

Office of UN Secretary General
Oshun Partnership
Overseas Development Institute
Oxfam GB
Pepsico
PSI
Rabobank
Rewe Group
Rural Water Supply Network
Safe Water Network
Sainsbury’s
Sanitation and Water for All
SIDA
Simavi
Sobeys
Spadel
Sustainable Development Goals Fund
Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Tesco
The Coca-Cola Company
The Co-operative Group
The Global Poverty Project
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)

The Rockefeller Foundation
The Stone Foundation
The Partners
UN Global Compact
UN Water
UNICEF
United Nations
US Fund for Unicef
USAID
Vitol Group
WALGREENS
WalMart
Water & Sanitation for Urban Poor (WSUP)
Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), World Bank
Water for People
Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council
Water Witness International
Water.org
Wateraid
Wateraid America
Wesfarmers
World Health Organization (WHO)
Women for Water Partnership
Woolworths
World Bank Group
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Zenith International