Our team

The Global Distributors Collective is hosted by Practical Action. Activities are delivered by a consortium of implementing partners with complementary skillsets and deep expertise in last mile distribution – Practical Action, Hystra and Bopinc.

We are governed by a Steering Committee, which consists of representatives from implementing partners, and guided by an Advisory Council, comprised of member representatives and sector experts. Members are heavily involved in planning, implementing and evaluating all GDC activities. As the sector and our membership evolves, we are actively exploring other governance options to ensure that we are fit-for-purpose in the longer term.

We also have a range of supporting partners who provide advice, support and help shape the work of the GDC – and we help them more effectively engage with and support last mile distributors.

Implementing partners undertake other projects and consultancies in the last mile distribution sector, which helps to build knowledge and networks that partners can bring to the GDC. Implementing partners do not use information or contacts gained through the GDC in other work, and all data provided by GDC members to implementing partners is kept confidential.

The team

Emma Colenbrander

Jessica Utichi

Charlie Miller

Charlotte Taylor

Lucie Klarsfeld

Francois Lepicard

Simon Brossard

Amy Bendel

Emile Schmitz

Gerwin Jansen

Yvonne Achieng

Marine Buisson

Advisory Council

The GDC Advisory Council advises on the overall strategy and direction of the GDC, as well as providing feedback and guidance on specific workstreams. The Advisory Council comprises four member representatives and five representatives from the wider sector.

Member Representatives

Jackie Stenson

Katherine Lucy

Malango Washikala

Philip Wilson

Sector Experts

Christine Eibs Singer

Maurice Kent

Peter George

Peter van As

Dr. Saul S Morris

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