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

Lord Malcolm Bruce

Chair

Lord Bruce was the UK Member of Parliament for Gordon from 1983 until 2015 through seven general elections. In that capacity, he carried a number of portfolios and served on many committees notably covering economic affairs, energy and the environment and chaired the International Development Committee from 2005 to 2015. Perhaps, most notably, he persuaded DFID to review and raise its policy commitment to the water and sanitation sector.

He has close ties with the DFID and other bilateral donors, the United Nations, World Bank and IFC and brings a wealth of political leadership and partnership creation across the political, private and development sectors to Water Unite.

Prior to his election he trained as a journalist and worked in a variety of different posts in the public and private sectors. He was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1995, made a Privy Councillor in 2006, knighted in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours in 2012 and appointed to the House of Lords in the 2015 Dissolution Honours, being introduced to the House as Lord Bruce of Bennachie.

Lord Bruce is currently Senior Advisor to DAI and recently served as Special Representative for the Start Network and in a mentoring role with the Myanmar Parliament on behalf of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. He is President of the Caribbean Council.

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Usha Rao-Monari

Vice-Chair

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Dr Alessandra Buonfino

Executive

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Christopher K. Sellers

Chief Executive Officer

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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

Ellen Macarthur 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