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Dr Philippa Ross

Managing Director

Dr Philippa Ross

Managing Director

Philippa Ross is a chartered engineer and a chartered environmentalist with over 20 years’ experience in the water, sanitation, and environmental sectors. She has worked internationally in across Africa and Asia. She is an experienced business and project leader and has delivered complex multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder high impact programmes. She can grasp complex, engineering, economic, social, and environmental concepts and produce practical and innovative solutions to difficult challenges. She has worked at policy, strategy, and implementation level with clients from private, public, and international financing institutes and organisations.  In 2020 she was formally recognised as one of the top 50 women in sustainability in the UK for her work with utilities and communities in Africa. Dr Ross joined WSUP Advisory as Managing Director in February 2024.

Jane Olley

Technical Manager

Jane Olley

Technical Manager

Jane Olley is an Environmental Sanitation Specialist with 28 years’ experience working on sanitation and solid waste sector projects in low- and middle-income countries. She has worked for International Finance Institutions, UN Agencies, private sector consultancies and international non-governmental organisations. She has extensive experience in the management of complex multi-country, multi-stakeholder development projects and programmes in Africa, Asia, Latin America, North and Eastern Europe. She has worked as Technical Manager with WSUP Advisory since 2016 and oversees its portfolio of sanitation projects.
Yaver Abidi

Yaver Abidi

Associate, WSUP Advisory

Yaver Abidi

Yaver Abidi

Associate, WSUP Advisory

A civil engineer by profession, Yaver has over 35 years of consulting engineering and business leadership experience in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. His expertise includes strategy, corporate governance, business planning, leadership and the planning, financing, design and management of infrastructure projects. Yaver holds a MS in management from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer.
Philip Othieno

Philip Oyamo

Principal Consultant, Uganda

Philip Othieno

Philip Oyamo

Principal Consultant, Uganda

Philip has been leading WSUP’s interventions in Mombasa and Malindi since 2013. He has extensive experience in institutional pro-poor capacity set-up and support, brokering complex neighbourhood and city-wide agreements intended to improve access to water and sanitation for the base of pyramid consumers. He previously worked at a number of non-profit organisations where he led teams in developing and managing WASH projects in relief and emergency response contexts.

Nerea Ajuriagogeascoa

Water and Sanitation Consultant

Nerea Ajuriagogeascoa

Water and Sanitation Consultant

Nerea is an M&E expert with 7 years of experience in the WASH sector, specialised in the design and implementation of Citywide Water and Sanitation Service Delivery Assessments to inform strategic and inclusive planning. She is passionate about using digital tools to help closing the data gap in water and sanitation to increase access among vulnerable and excluded populations. Nerea has previously worked in the Evaluation, Research & Learning team of WSUP, where she led the development of WSUP´s Citywide Survey Methodology and provided technical support to M&E initiatives across WSUP programme countries. As a consultant, Nerea has worked in projects in Angola, Uganda, India, Malawi, and Nigeria among other countries. She has a background in science, R&D and Innovation in the private sector in Spain and Belgium. She holds a Bachelor in Biochemistry from the University of Navarra and a Master in Global Health from the University of Barcelona.

Louise Kennedy

Water and Sanitation Consultant

Louise Kennedy

Water and Sanitation Consultant

Louise is an experienced consultant working on water and sanitation projects across the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. She is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with previous experience working in the design of water and wastewater infrastructure, as well as experience working in a humanitarian context for the International Committee of the Red Cross. Louise is passionate about developing the WASH sector's response to climate change and understanding the enabling environment needed to achieve universal access to water and sanitation. She is enthusiastic about developing evidence-based approaches to tackling climate change, with a focus on technical innovation for a sustainable future.

Faith Odero

Water and Sanitation Consultant

Faith Odero

Water and Sanitation Consultant

Faith is a trained water and environmental engineer with over 5 years of experience working in water and sanitation, climate change, energy, and agriculture. She has worked in projects in various countries in Africa including Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Zambia, among others, ranging from strategy development to monitoring and evaluation. Faith holds a MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from University of Oxford and a BSc Biosystems Engineering from the University of Nairobi.  

Tim Hayward

Associate, WSUP Advisory

Tim Hayward

Associate, WSUP Advisory

With over 30 years’ experience in water sector projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, South East Asia and Latin America, Tim has worked with NGOs, UN agencies and private sector consultants in both development and humanitarian relief. He has worked with WSUP since 2006, having previously acted as Programme Director for WSUP programmes in Ghana, Mali and Zambia. During this time he has developed a solid understanding of strategies to address the challenges faced by service providers in meeting the water and sanitation needs of low-income urban communities.
Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

Associate, WSUP Advisory

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

Associate, WSUP Advisory

Richard has been Team Leader for a number of key WSUP Advisory projects focusing on WASH planning and strategy development at national level. He was previously WSUP Programme Director for Kenya and Zambia. His background is in Civil, Water and Environmental Engineering, and Institutional Development. He has 10 years of experience with African utilities, as well as broader experience in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central America.
Jo Parker

Jo Parker

Associate, WSUP Advisory

Jo Parker

Jo Parker

Associate, WSUP Advisory

Jo is a chartered civil engineer and has worked in the utility industry for over 40 years with various UK water companies and in overseas missions. She currently works as an independent consultant specialising in the management of distribution assets. She was awarded the MBE for services to the water industry in 1995 and actively collaborates with professional organisations including the Institution of Civil Engineers and the International Water Association. Jo consults regularly for WSUP Advisory.