Dr Kirsty Upton
Kirsty is the Chair of the Trustee Board. Kirsty has several years’ experience working on African and UK groundwater research as a hydrogeologist at the British Geological Survey. Kirsty’s research is focused on groundwater resource assessment and management, particularly assessing borehole sustainability, and improving the availability of groundwater information for Africa. Kirsty was one of the main developers of the Africa Groundwater Atlas and Literature Archive.
Andy Bastable is the head of Water and Sanitation for Oxfam. He has over 20 years of emergency and development field experience in the water and sanitation sector. Amongst his many achievements Andy was responsible for the second version of the WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Promotion) Chapter in Sphere (the manual of agreed standards in emergencies) and has spent considerable time promoting new innovations in the field of water and sanitation. Andy's vast experience will ensure that HWB-UK provides practical and purposeful support to charities who are developing water supplies in a wide variety of different contexts.
Jules Chalmers is Global Director for Trusts and Foundations with Amnesty International. Prior to joining Amnesty, Jules worked with organisations including Oxfam and Action Aid raising funds for, and developing proposals for emergency response and WASH related programmes. Jules has a BSc in Anthropology and has travelled extensively in Africa and Asia.