Our Team

Paul Gunstensen

Director of WASH

Paul joined the Foundation as the Director of WASH in October 2015 and brings over 15 years’ experience in the global water and sanitation sector. Paul’s experience to date has bridged both rural and urban programming and his strength is connecting people, ideas and finance in a strategic way. Prior to this, Paul worked at Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) where he played a key role in the development of the organisation over seven years, latterly as the Director for Partnerships & Development in charge of strategic partnerships and communications. A key part of this was a focus on the development of market-based solutions in WASH, with Paul playing a leading role in the development of WSUP’s work in this area. Paul started his career at WaterAid, where he spent over four years supporting their African, South Asian and Pacific programmes.

Zoe Wilkinson

WASH Programme Manager

Zoe joined the Foundation in January 2019 as WASH Programme Manager, having spent the previous 10 years working in fundraising and corporate partnerships.

Zoe has a keen interest in the role that business can play in tackling international development challenges, from social enterprises and small businesses to large corporations.

Prior to joining the Foundation Zoe worked for Malaria No More UK, developing partnerships with companies across various sectors including travel and beverage. She also previously worked at Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) in donor relationship management and partnership development.

Zoe started her career as a corporate partnerships account manager, working primarily with legal and financial firms to deliver their CSR activities.

UK portfolios

The Foundation’s mental health and disadvantaged youth portfolios are managed by NPC. NPC is a charity think tank and consultancy that occupies a unique position between charities and funders, helping them achieve the greatest impact. It has extensive experience of working with clients and undertaking research in both the mental health and youth sectors. Find out more about the team below.

Charlotte Lamb

Senior Consultant, NPC

Charlotte advises the Foundation on its Disadvantaged Youth portfolio. She helps the Foundation’s Board identify and assess organisations, and helps funded organisations with their reporting.

At NPC, Charlotte helps charities and funders evaluate, improve and communicate their impact. Before  joining NPC, Charlotte studied for an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences at UCL, and worked for KPMG as a management consultant, where she worked in areas, including change management, culture change and organisation design across the private and public sectors.

Matthew Mannix

Researcher, NPC

Matthew advises the Foundation on its Disadvantaged Youth and Mental Health portfolios. He supports the grant managers to identify new organisations to support and assists grantees with their reporting. At NPC, Matthew supports charities and foundations to increase their impact. Before joining NPC, Matthew worked at London Youth, where he helped organisations working with young Londoners to develop their theories of change and measure their impact, and at Citizens Advice, Kensington and Chelsea.