CO-FOUNDER / CHAIRPERSON
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 / Trustee
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.
Sally Whittaker is a highly motivated carer and social worker, with 30 years of experience in Zimbabwe working with womens group. She personally assists the marginalised and nurses the terminally ill and has a deep affinity with those afflicted. She and her husband Jaap, who was Trustee until 2020, have long provided encouragement to the Africa AHEAD Team through mentoring and contacts in a wide network of philanthropists.
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.
Jacqui is a philanthropist and founding Trustee of Miracle Missions Trust, a community minded organization reaching orphans and vulnerable children, the destitute and aged, prisoners and community development to assist in times of disasters. Their recent work for the relief effort after Cyclone Idai is testimony to this. She is a great enthusiast of Community Health Clubs and with her decisive leadership skills provides additional ideas and perspectives to the Africa AHEAD team.
Wilbert Mudukuti (BAcc Hons) replaces Graham Cheater CA(Z) our Finance Advisor for many years on the Board, whom he has worked with since 2014 when he graduated from University of Zimbabwe. He also holds a Post-graduate Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) through Chartered Accountants Academy (CAA) and is GC Auditors and Accountants Manager. Wilbert has also worked on various Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) engagements such as Civnet, ZLHR, Trocaire, and Saywhat. Currently he is also a board member at Concorp Construction (Private) Limited.