Team

James Coe

James Coe

Senior Advocacy Advisor – US advocacy and Open Ag Funding project

James joined Publish What You Fund in June 2016 as a Senior Advocacy Advisor. He works on our US advocacy and the Initiative for Open Ag Funding project, run jointly with InterAction, Development Gateway, Open Data Services, Foundation Center and CGIAR.

James’ experience lies in government and advocacy. He has previously worked as a feature-writer in Myanmar, a speech writer for the Law Society of England and Wales and a researcher in the Houses of Parliament. James holds an MA in Research in Politics from the University of Warwick and a BA in Politics from the University of York.

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Elise Dufief

Elise Dufief

Research and Monitoring Manager

Elise’s role involves managing, designing and delivering research and monitoring products. This includes our flagship product, the Aid Transparency Index. She provides and oversees research and policy analysis.

Elise has previous experience working in Mali with the French diplomatic service and with Transparency International UK. Her research on power relations between the EU and Ethiopia included multiple fieldwork trips to the Horn of Africa and Europe. This research investigated the meaning of foreign engagement in and critiques of domestic governance. She also spent a year working in Addis Ababa at the Centre for Ethiopian Studies.

Elise holds a dual PhD degree in Politics from Northwestern University and the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales).

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Gary Forster

Gary Forster

CEO

Gary joined Publish What You Fund in July 2018 after taking a career break to travel with his wife. Before this he was the CEO of the INGO Transaid from 2011 until 2017 having joined the organisation as a volunteer in 2006. With a background in logistics from his time at Procter and Gamble, and qualifications in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Gary has spent much of his career designing, implementing and evaluating health programmes throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Gary is also a member of the board of trustees at Charity Finance Group.

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Linda Grimsey

Linda Grimsey

Operations Manager

Linda joined Publish What You Fund in November 2011, directly after our transfer to an independent organisation. She oversees all finance, human resources and operations activities, including the annual audit, reporting to Companies House, budgeting, recruitment and contracting. Linda has extensive experience in finance and operations for the not-for-profit sector. She has worked in diverse roles over the past 30 years, including for a large London university and a women’s aid center. She holds certificates in Accountancy, Management and Human Resources from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Institute of Management.

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Andy Lulham

Andy Lulham

Aid Information Advisor

Andy provides technical assistance to the Publish What You Fund research team, developing the software used for data collection as part of the Aid Transparency Index. He also works on other software products that can help donor organisations improve their aid data publication and supports Publish What You Fund’s website.

Andy previously freelanced for organisations promoting transparency and open data, including the Open Data Institute and Open Knowledge. Andy holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Bristol.

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Sally Paxton

Sally Paxton

US Representative

Sally leads on US implementation of aid transparency commitments from Washington, DC. Sally has worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the Global Health Policy and Advocacy Program, and at the International Labor Organization. She was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Deputy Solicitor of Labor from 1999-2001 and as a Special Associate Counsel to the President at the White House from 1996-1999. Sally received a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986, a B.A. from Middlebury College in 1978, and is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. Sally joined Publish What You Fund in March 2012.

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Ines Schultes

Ines Schultes

Research Assistant

Ines joined Publish what You Fund in November 2017 as the Research Assistant. She works closely with the Research and Monitoring Manager in the production of the annual Aid Transparency Index and other research projects. Her main role is the analysis of donor organisations and the quality of their aid information. Ines has previously worked for German government and development organisations both in Germany and Ethiopia. She holds a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Mannheim.

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Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith

Project Assistant

Charlotte joined Publish What You Fund in January 2018 as a Project Assistant. She works with the Advocacy and Research teams, as well as helping with our communications. She has previously worked in research for a Canadian think tank, and development NGOs. Charlotte holds an undergraduate degree in Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and an MSc in International Security Studies from the University of Bristol.

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Catherine Turner

Catherine Turner

Director of Advocacy

Catherine joined Publish What You Fund in November 2016, having led a number of advocacy campaigns in the international NGO sector, notably for World Vision UK, Anti-Slavery International and Amnesty International. She began her career at the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office. She has an LLM In International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, an MA in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, and most recently an MSc in NGO Management from Cass Business School.

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