Ms Simi Kamal (on long leave)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Founder of, and senior advisory and executive functions in, several private and non-profit national and international organizations and initiatives. With a Bachelors (Hons) and Masters Degrees from the University of Cambridge, Simi has 30 years of work experience in women's empowerment, gender mainstreaming, social development and social mentoring, water, environment, sanitation and health, irrigation, drainage, food security, climate change, transport and mobility, and related areas.

Founder & Chairperson, Hisaar Foundation - A Foundation for Water, Food and Livelihood Security; Vice-Chair and Chair of Finance Committee and Water Resources Thardeep Rural Development Programme; founder member and Co-Chair Pani Pakistan: National Consortium for Conservation and Management of Water; founding member Pakistan Water Partnership, Islamabad; founder and Regional Coordinator South Asia Women and Water Network. Has served as member, Global Water Partnership Technical Committee (GWP-TEC), Stockholm; member, National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), Islamabad; team leader, National and Provincial Gender Reform Action Plans, Government of Pakistan; member missions of UN agencies and several multilateral and bilateral aid agencies.

Ms Zia Niazi

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Senior executive functions in for-profit and non-profit organizations and initiatives in Pakistan. With a Bachelors (Hons) and Masters degree from the University of Karachi, Zia has more than 15 years of work experience both as a national and an international consultant. Team leader and team member on several assignments, with extensive experience of working with civil society and private sector organizations, bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, and national and provincial government institutions.

Member, Board of Directors, Khushali Bank. Member, Regional Council for South Asia, a multi-stakeholder forum for debating and designing development policies and interventions for funding of Interchurch Organization for Development Corporation (ICCO)/Kerk-in-Actie, donor agencies based in the Netherlands. Member, Board of Governors and Editor, Bookgroup, a research organization that publishes instruments of change (briefing papers, policy papers and books for children) for initiating reform in the public education sector in Pakistan. Member, Council of Hisaar Foundation - a foundation for water, food and livelihood security with a special focus on women. Has served on missions of UN agencies and several multilateral and bilateral aid agencies.

Ms Kausar Hashmi
Manager, Research and Documentation

With a Masters degree from University of Karachi, Kausar has 15 years work experience in the documentation of research studies, primary and secondary data compilation, stakeholder consultations and workshops, research related networking and liaison operations as well as data processing, tabulation, analysis and report writing.