Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn, Founder Trustee, Secretary to the Board

Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn is the Co-founder of Zimbabwe AHEAD (1999) as well as sister organisations Africa AHEAD in South Africa (2005). She was the originator of the CHC methodology and  completed her PhD and published on ‘Cost effectiveness of CHCs’. She received an AMCOW Award in 2010 for her services to sanitation in Africa through the CHC Approach. She continues to research the dynamics of hygiene behaviour change and develops trainng material on the subject.




CO-FOUNDER / Secretary

Anthony Waterkeyn, Founder Trustee (ex Chairperson)

Anthony Waterkeyn is Co-founder of Zimbabwe AHEAD, Mvuramanzi Trust, and Africa AHEAD. He has a M.Eng Tropical Public Health Engineering from Leeds and one of the first personnel in WaterAid working  in Kenya and Zimbabwe for 11 years. He has done many evaluations of WASH programmes for DFID, CARE, and DANIDA, World Bank, African Development Bank, CoWater for the past 25 years. As WSP-World Bank Specialist Advisor between 2003 -2011, he  was behind the national WASH policy in Rwanda which  resulted in the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme.



Janette Heatherton, Trustee since 2013 (ex Chairperson)

Mrs. Janette Hetherton based in Zimbabwe, has worked in development programmes  for the past 20 years, as a consultant on administration and management. She  was Country Representative for New Zealand Aid which  supported Zimbabwe AHEAD (2001-2005) in  the construction of a Community Centre  in Makoni District where Community Health Clubs. With long experience of the AHEAD approach, she was Chairperson of Africa AHEAD Zimbabwe, until 2019, and has assisted over the years with Administrative quality control for the organisation.





Sally Whitaker, Trustee since 2018

Sally Whittaker  is a  driven carer and social worker, assisting  the marginalised and terminally ill through personal  support with 30 years of experience in  Zimbabwe working  with womens group.    She is also a well known musician and music teacher, with a wide network amongst philanthropists.





Claire Griffiths, Trustee since 2019

Claire Griffiths has been running an environmental consultancy for the last ten years, working  as an ecologist with rural communities in Zimbabwe, and as a limnologist,  doing environmental impact assessments for positioning of dams, river restoration, grey water  cleaning systems and inter-basement  water transfers in South Africa for Department of Water Affairs and has worked with the Freshwater Research Department at the University of Cape Town.