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

Dr Paul Greener

CEO

An Australian national, Paul grew up in Zimbabwe before moving to work with the Australian Agency for International Development specialising in rural development programs. This work eventually led him to work for the Aga Khan Foundation in Geneva running their international programmes and managing staff in 12 countries.

Paul was asked by Lord Boateng of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) to join as an interim Chief Executive to lead on its restructure. Under his leadership he scaled the fund to over $300m and supported over 250 business projects across 24 African countries. In 2016 alone these projects impacted on the livelihoods of over 13 million rural people.

AECF has some parallels to Water Unite in providing catalytic financing to private sector companies in sectors that have an impact on low income and rural households. It seeks to bridge the “missing middle” that enables good inclusive business ideas to move from piloting to scale and to leverage in additional private capital.

Paul has developed deep relationships, meticulously across the institutional donor base from the IFC and World Bank through to development departments including DFID and SIDA and also the Australian, Dutch, Canadian and Danish governments.

Paul brings a wealth of talent and leadership experience to Water Unite, not least in being an expert in brokering multi-stakeholder partnerships and finding win-win solutions to complex problems.

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Lord Malcolm Bruce

Usha Rao-Monari

Vice-Chair

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Dr Alessandra Buonfino

Duncan Goose

Founder & Director of Partnerships

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Christopher K. Sellers

Special Advisor

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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