KATHMANDU, May 29: The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and United Nations Office for Project Services have announced the appointment of Dominic O’Neill as the new executive director of WSSCC.
O’Neill, who has an experience of working in the development industry on a national and global level, will start his stint in September 2020. He is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer for the World Wildlife Fund International.
“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, the Executive Chair of WSSCC, in a recent press release.
After the announcement of his new assignment, O’Neill said “I am very honoured 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.” Born in the UK, O’Neill has qualifications in environmental health and water.