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.
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).
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.
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.
Senior Advocacy Advisor – Joined-up Data
Tom joined Publish What You Fund in September 2015 as Senior Advocacy Advisor for the Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project, run jointly with Development Initiatives. Tom’s experience lies in the links between the development and humanitarian, Internet and open data policy and human rights sectors. He has previously worked as a consultant for UNICEF in Ethiopia and Togo, as a Programme Manager at Global Partners Digital, and as a public law caseworker. He was also a consultant for organisations such as the Overseas Development Institute and ARTICLE 19, amongst others. Tom was called to the Bar in 2011 and holds a BA in International Relations from Keele University. Tom is fluent in Greek and has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.
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.
Partnerships and Development Officer
Saara joined Publish What You Fund in October 2016 as the Partnerships and Development Officer. She works closely with the CEO on fundraising-related activities and on funder reporting requirements.
Prior to joining Publish What You Fund, Saara worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, where she focused on South Asia, particularly on the Afghan refugee situation. She also has experience of working in Uganda and Pakistan. Saara completed a Masters in Humanitarian Action in 2013 and holds a BA from the University of Sussex in Law and International Relations. She is fluent in Spanish and Urdu.
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.
Rupert joined Publish What You Fund in January 2015. He is responsible for strategy and overall management of the organisation, and reports to the Chair and the Board of Trustees.
He previously worked for the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, where he was a country head. He has worked with Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to improve the management of her priority projects, helped set up the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency and a Situation Room for Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Centre.
Rupert started his career in the private sector and spent 5 years as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. He holds a BA in Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and a Master of Public Administration in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School.
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.
Katie manages all aspects of Publish What You Fund’s communications, covering strategy, website development, press and social media and publication production. Katie previously worked for Practical Action and is now an independent consultant, working part time for Publish What You Fund. She has lived and worked in Zambia and was co-Director of the Small is Beautiful festival, held at the Centre for Alternative Technology in September 2015. Katie is a qualified running coach and is the trainer for GoodGym Lambeth, a running group that does physical tasks that benefit the community and supports isolated older people.