WaterAid appoints four new trustees

WaterAid is delighted to welcome four new trustees to its Board of Trustees, following their appointment at the international charity’s Annual General Meeting in London. 

The new trustees are Alyson Clark; Harpinder Collacott; Guido Schmidt Traub; and Hilary Wild. 

The trustees retiring are Anna Segall and Peter Newman. 

Tim Wainwright, Chief Executive for WaterAid, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome four members to WaterAid’s Board of Trustees this October. Our new trustees bring a wealth of knowledge and a range of valuable expertise, with experience of different sectors from development, to energy and climate.  
“They will join us in our commitment of reaching everyone, everywhere with clean water, hygiene and decent toilets by 2030. We warmly welcome them on board.” 

Tim Clark, Chair of the Board of Trustees for WaterAid, said:

“I’m delighted to confirm the appointment of our four new trustees whose knowledge, experience and passion will help us continue the transformative work of WaterAid in addressing these fundamental cornerstones in fighting poverty: access to clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene.  

“They have big shoes to fill as the outgoing trustees Anna Segall and Peter Newman have provided our mission with superb support and advice. We thank them and wish them well.”

WaterAid’s new trustees: 

Alyson Clark 

Alyson has had a long career as a legal adviser; in private practice with Clifford Chance, and since 1996 at GE, a leading global high-tech industrial company. Throughout her years at GE she’s worked predominantly with its energy businesses, largely in global roles, based in the UK, the USA, and for the last seven years in Paris, France. She’s currently the General Counsel for GE Renewable Energy, which includes Onshore and Offshore Wind products, Hydroelectric equipment and Grid Solutions. 

Harpinder Collacott 

Harpinder (Pin) Collacott has led Development Initiatives, an organisation providing data-driven analysis to support poverty eradication, as Executive Director since 2015. She is a Trustee of  BOND, the UK’s broadest network of voluntary organisations working in international development, and also mentors young minority women to advance their careers. Pin has a strong background in politics and policy, advocacy and achieving change at the global level working with think tanks, UN war crimes tribunals, within philanthropy and consultancy. 

Guido Schmidt Traub 

Guido is Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Previously, he was CEO of Paris-based CDC Climate Asset Management; Director and Partner at South Pole Carbon Asset Management in Zurich; led the Millennium Development Goal Support Team at UNDP; and served as Policy Advisor and Associate Director of the UN Millennium Project in New York. He holds a PhD and Masters in Economics, as well as a Masters in Physical Chemistry. 

Hilary Wild 

Hilary is a chartered accountant and has a portfolio of independent roles within international organisations, specialising in financial management, audit, risk and governance. These organisations include CGIAR and ICARDA which focus on food security; the Church Commissioners and a major private philanthropic foundation that focusses on human dignity.  Prior appointments include roles with the World Agroforestry Centre UNESCO and senior positions in the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Kleinwort Benson.