Our co-founders guard Gather's ambitious vision:
Lindsey leads on Gather's programme strategy. Lindsey has experience empowering young people at Restless Development, Making the Leap and her own small start up. She is a trained geographer and has a Master’s degree in conflict studies from SOAS. Lindsey also sits on the Board of the United Nations Association for the UK (UNA-UK).
John leads on Gather's business development. John has previously designed advocacy strategies for a frozen conflict zone, advised on resilience in the Middle East and Central Africa and launched a non-profit that continues to support vital community services in South East Asia. John also sits on the Steering Group for a pioneering safe house for vulnerable adults
Our growing staff bring experience and enthusiasm to build Gather:
Vanessa focuses on our business model as we transition to a social enterprise. Vanessa recently completed her MBA at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. She has previously worked for the Bank of England's Strategic Plan Team.
Panel of Expert Advisors
Our panel is formed of industry specialists who scrutinise, shape and support Gather's strategy:
Ed Parsons is Google's Geospatial Technologist. Ed helps Gather navigate how to use geography to make our data useful and usable.
Dr Vera Bukachi leads on action research for KDI in Nairobi. Vera helps Gather manage stakeholder engagement with her extensive expertise on using ICT to improve sanitation provision for the urban poor.
Craig Smith is Navmii's Chief Evangelist. Craig helps Gather develop our value proposition to generate interest and income using geospatial data.