Why a business led public-private coalition for sanitation?

Multinational businesses are experts at delivering complex systems with speed and scale. Promising sanitation business models need access to capital and skills building to grow, and development experts understand the most urgent priorities for sanitation delivery in under served markets. The TBC is a business-led public private partnership that brings all of these pieces together, innovating at all levels, to drive change.

The TBC’s unique partnership has assembled global leaders to fill this gap, providing the business view, and a platform to work in partnership with societal leaders to break through current barriers to achieving universal access to sanitation.

"Every member of the Toilet Board Coalition has different backgrounds and skills, but we all share two things: a determination to develop innovative solutions to the sanitation crisis and an unequivocal belief that there is a clear role for businesses to play in creating these and taking them to scale."

Jean Laurent Ingles,
General Manager of Unilever Vietnam and Honorary Chairman of the Toilet Board Coalition

Meet the coalition members


Mauricio Troncoso Vice President & Managing Director Western Europe at Kimberly-Clark, TBC Chairman
Charlie Beevor Global Vice President, Household Cleaning Brands at Unilever, TBC Vice-Chairman
Cheryl Hicks TBC Executive Director
Jon Lane Former head of the WSSCC, TBC Independent Director

Steering Committee Members

Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat Vice President of Sustainability Partnerships at Firmenich
Rohit Pathak Global Brand Director, Domestos at Unilever
Jin Song Montesano Chief Public Affairs Officer (CPAO) LIXIL Corporation
Prabhat Pani Project Director - Tata Water Mission, Tata Trusts
Neil Macleod Former Head of Water and Sanitation of the eThekwini Municipality, Durban S. Africa, TBC Independent Director
Virgilio Rivera Managing Director, Ayala, President of Manila Water, TBC Independent Director
Simon Bibby WASH Adviser at DFID
Katy Sill Water & Sanitation Advisor at USAID
Jenny Lewis Vice President, Foundation at Kimberly-Clark
Lu Shen Senior Urban Development Specialist at Asian Development Bank

Partnership Council Members

Carlos Almasque Director Household Care & Open Innovation at Firmenich
Olivier Crespi Reghizzi Project Manager Water and Sanitation Division at AFD
David Shimkus Programme Director at Global Sanitation Fund
Erik Harvey Head Programme Support Unit at WaterAid
Keith Rutherford Global R&D Vice President at Unilever Homecare
Lewis Temple Chief Executive Officer BRAC UK at BRAC
Lizette Burgers Senior Advisor Water & Sanitation Section at Unicef
Madhu Rajesh Director of Partnerships & Development at WSUP
Pete Dulcamara Vice President Corporate Research & Engineering at Kimberly-Clark
Sophie Tremolet Senior Economist at World Bank
Val Curtis Director of the Environmental Health Group at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
K. Jawaharlal Director at Confederation of Indian Industry
Jim McHale Vice President, Global Ceramics Technology at LIXIL Corporation


We provide a platform for business leaders with a business interest in enabling sanitation for all to accelerate the pace of change.

Our model requires experts from every point in the sanitation value chain to provide thought leadership for rapid advancement of the sector and specific hands on mentorship and co-innovation with promising business models for low income markets.

Sector leaders
Catalysing the business
of sanitation for all

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