Welcome to Gather

Gather uses data to transform city sanitation

 

Meet the team

Cofounders

John Peter and Lindsey met for the first time in November 2015. Their first conversation was about how access to sanitation was a justice issue: without toilets, people cannot flourish and cities cannot thrive. Three weeks later, Gather was launched! Gather started as a research project to investigate what was stopping pioneering sanitation organisations from reaching their potential. Three years later, with the support of incredible people from around the world, Gather has grown into a pioneering force for change in the sanitation sector.

 
 John Peter Archer

John Peter Archer

 
 

John Peter Archer leads on business development. 

John Peter previously helped launch Health and Hope UK to support primary health care, education and food security in South East Asia. He is a trained historian and political scientist, and he has led multidimensional research projects in South Asia, Central Africa, the Middle East and the South Caucuses. John Peter also sits as an advisor for a safe house project in London.

@johnpeterarcher

 
 Lindsey Noakes

Lindsey Noakes

 

Lindsey Noakes leads on programme strategy. 

Lindsey has experience empowering young people at Restless Development, Making the Leap and her own small education 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). 

@lindsey_noakes

 
 

Panel of expert advisors

Our team is supported by a panel of industry specialists who scrutinise, shape and guide Gather's strategy:

 
 Ed Parsons

Ed Parsons

 
 

Ed Parsons is Google's Geographer. Ed helps Gather navigate how to use geography to make our data useful and usable. 

@edparsons

 
 Vera Bukachi

Vera Bukachi

 

Vera Bukachi leads on action research for KDI in Nairobi, Kenya. Vera applies her extensive expertise on how technology can improve sanitation provision in low income communities to help Gather with stakeholder engagement. 

@gahuya

 
 
 Esther Shaylor

Esther Shaylor

 
 
 Lars Schoebitz

Lars Schoebitz

 
 

Esther Shaylor is a WASH innovation specialist at UNICEF. Esther helpins Gather improve our engagement and knowledge sharing with the UK and international sanitation sector. 

@elshaylor

Lars Schoebitz is an environmental data scientist at Biomass Controls. Lars supports Gather with his passion for open data science and his research background in urban sanitation.

@larnsce