Incoming WSSCC Executive Director Dominic O'Neill. Credit: WSSCC
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has announced the appointment of Dominic O'Neill as the organization's new Executive Director. O'Neill joins the WSSCC from the World Wildlife Fund International, where he currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and has worked since 2017.
The WSSCC overseeing committee recently approved a new 2021-2025 strategy, where the WSSCC will begin to transition into a global financing organization named, the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund. The new Fund will formally begin operations on 1 January 2021 will look to address global hygiene and sanitation projects
"WSSCC is at a critical point in its 30-year history as it evolves into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund by 2021. Mr. Dominic O'Neill's understanding of both public health and environmental issues as well as his political acumen makes him the ideal candidate to lead the organization through this transformation," said Hind Othman-Khatib, Executive Chair of WSSCC.
When commenting on his new role as Executive Director at WSSCC O'Neill noted: "I am very honored to join WSSCC at this transformational moment. Sanitation and hygiene are key to so many things, including public health, environmental protection, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It is time to scale up solutions, based on a multi-stakeholder approach, and ensure sanitation and hygiene for all."