James manages our US foreign assistance research project, which centres on understanding the potential impact of the US Administration’s proposed cuts to foreign assistance. Before joining Publish What You Fund, James’ experience was in government and policy. He has a MA in Political Research from the University of Warwick.
Sam joined the Publish What You Fund team in August 2018. She leads on our communications and marketing activities, including the website, social media, newsletter and brand.
Sam has over 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, including communications roles at Responsible Finance and EIRIS. She also gained extensive research and project management experience at the New Economics Foundation and Foundation for Assistive Technology.
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.
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.
Elma joined the team as Project Assistant in May 2019 and carries out research for the UK aid transparency review. Her varied work experience includes working for a consultancy on an East African big data project, volunteering with the Fairtrade foundation campaigns department and managing a yoga studio reception. Elma has also lived and worked in the Netherlands for three years where she gained and MSc in International Development from the University of Amsterdam during which she studied budget transparency in Uganda. Since returning to the UK she has been nurturing an interest in data visualisation tools and civic tech.
Henry joined the team as Project Assistant in July 2019 to work on our humanitarian transparency research project. He has previously worked in the humanitarian field, focused on early childhood development, for philanthropy and development NGOs. Henry holds an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS, University of London.
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.
Charlotte joined Publish What You Fund in January 2018 as a Project Assistant on the US foreign assistance research project. She has previously worked in research for a Canadian think tank and development NGOs. Charlotte holds an MSc in International Security Studies from the University of Bristol.
Alex joined Publish What You Fund in January 2019 to lead on the Aid Transparency Index and related research.
He previously worked for over six years at the Natural Resource Governance Institute, overseeing grants and projects relating to transparency and governance of extractive resources in developing countries. Prior to NRGI, Alex managed the Bolivia Information Forum, a research and advocacy organisation with a focus on human rights and development. Alex has a master’s degree in Humanitarian and Development Practice from the Architecture Department at Oxford Brookes University and graduate studies in economics from Birkbeck College.