Farzana joined Publish What You Fund in October 2019 to lead on the DFI Transparency Initiative.
She previously worked as a Senior Researcher at Peace Direct, where she led case study research on aid transitions in support of locally led development and peacebuilding in six countries (Philippines, DR Congo, Colombia, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and Morocco). Prior to Peace Direct, Farzana worked for the Africa Directorate at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a local NGO based in Yemen and a research consultancy in South Sudan. Farzana has an MA in International Conflict Studies from King’s College London and a BA in Politics from SOAS, University of London.
Ryan joined Publish What You Fund as Administrative Assistant in January 2020 to work on the DFI Transparency Initiative.
Ryan holds an MSc in Environmental Change and International Development from the University of Sheffield, which he obtained in 2019. He conducted research in Kenya for his dissertation on the impacts of human-wildlife conflict on indigenous pastoralist communities. Ryan has travelled extensively around South America, where he has volunteered for numerous NGOs and lived in Colombia for four years teaching English.
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 chair 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.
Paul joined Publish What You Fund in January 2020 to work on our DFI Transparency Initiative. Prior to this Paul completed a PhD in Development Policy and Management at the University of Manchester, focussing on land reform and agriculture in South Africa. While completing the PhD Paul undertook various teaching and further research responsibilities. He has also worked as a Global Policy Intern with the One Campaign and volunteered in East Africa. Paul holds a MSc in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London.
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.
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.