Welcome to Gather

Gather uses data to transform city sanitation


Our co-founders guard Gather's ambitious vision:

John Peter Archer leads on Gather's business development. John previously launched Health and Hope UK to support vital community services in South East Asia. He has also led research projects in the South Caucuses, Middle East and Central Africa. John sits as an advisor for two social enterprises in London.

Lindsey Noakes 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). 

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. 

Vera Bukachi leads on action research for KDI in Nairobi, Kenya. Vera helps Gather manage stakeholder engagement with her extensive expertise on using ICT to improve sanitation provision for the urban poor. 

Lars Schoebitz is an environmental engineer and has worked with WHO. Lars supports Gather with his passion for open data science and his research background in urban sanitation.



Esther Shaylor is a WASH engineer and works for Oxfam and SuSanA. Esther is helping Gather improve our engagement and knowledge sharing with the UK and international sanitation sector. 

Gather Family

The Gather family includes volunteers and former panelists who have all helped to build Gather:

Vanessa Macdougall recently completed her MBA and works for BCG.  Vanessa helped Gather create a monetisation strategy for future sustainability.

Ian Holt previously worked for the Ordnance Survey. Ian has applied his extensive experience in geospatial data to help us design our platform. 

Andy Narracott is the host of Finding Impact and previously worked for Evidence Action and WSUP. Andy helped Gather navigate sanitation landscape and explore social enterprise solutions.

Dan Ryland runs a leading London UX & Consulting Agency. Dan helped refresh Gather's homepage and storytelling ahead of our crowdfunding campaign.

Craig Smith is Navmii's Chief Evangelist. Craig helped Gather develop our value proposition to generate interest and income using geospatial data. 




Gather partners with game-changing, like-minded organisations in pursuit of our mission: