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Katie Alcott || CEO & Founder
Award-winning social entrepreneur Katie founded FRANK Water in 2005 after suffering dysentery from drinking dirty water in India. As CEO, she oversees the development and delivery of FRANK Water's overall strategy
Jon Shepherd || Programmes Manager
"Our India Programme Manager, Jon, has over 10 years experience of working on development and humanitarian projects, having worked extensively for Oxfam across the world before arriving at FRANK in 2014. Taking the India programme from one partner in one state to six partners across the country, Jon has expanded FRANK's work from simply drinking water provision to a focus on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) and leaveraging funds from within India. Jon is currently leading our relationship with the H&M Foundation, leads our strategic partnership with global engineering company Arup and is currently a research steering group member in our work with Univrsity of West of England (UWE). In his spare time, Jon runs the South West International Development (SWIDN) group for international staff and likes to grows fruit and vegetables on his allotment."
Harmeet Turner || Programme Manager
Harmeet joined FRANK Water in 2010 as its India Programme Manager, where she developed the in-country water and sanitation programme, with a particular focus on working with marginalised communities, establishing partnerships and creating a programme framework. Harmeet is now looking into expanding this work into a second country.
Praveena Sridhar || India Programme Coordinator
Praveena has worked in India's Water & Sanitation Sector for five years. During this time, she has worked with NGOs, funding agencies, small businesses and on projects in the development sector. She coordinates FRANK Water's Programmes from India.
Sachin Tiwari || India Programme Advisor
Sachin contributes to implementation and research in FRANK Water's WASH programme in India. He has a masters degree in development from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru and has worked in development for seven years. His areas of interest include aid effectiveness, labour welfare and public policy in middle income countries.
Amanda Grimstead || Fundraising Manager
Amanda joined FRANK Water in July 2016. Her work focuses on raising money from Sporting Events, Individuals and Trusts and Foundations to make our safe water and sanitation projects possible. Amanda has over 15 years of experience in the charity sector, having worked in fundraising management roles for a number of different charities including African Initiatives, WaterAid and Mencap.
Sophie Coles || Trusts & Foundations Officer
Sophie joined FRANK Water in 2016 as Trusts & Foundations Officer. She researches and applies for funding to various trusts across the world that have an interest in supporting international development, specifically WASH programmes. Previously, in 2015, she volunteered for FRANK Water, coordinating all volunteers at festivals and events.
Claire Allen || Communications Manager
Claire is responsible for communicating FRANK Water's views, news and success stories to the outside world. She sends out newsletters, keeps the website up to date and creates marketing materials to support our different campaigns.
Lily joined in 2018 as Social Enterprise Manager. She has over 10 years experience in Event and Festival Management and also spent 4 years working with several charities in Brighton including Greenpeace, MFS and Save the Children before starting work with FRANK Water.
She is responsible for delivering and developing our Festival Refill Service as well as managing sales of our spring water and refillable bottles.