Mr. Jon Lane, Water and Sanitation Consultant
Jon Lane is a British civil engineer by profession who has worked since the late 1980s in water and sanitation for poor people in developing countries, with a particular interest in sanitation and hygiene promotion. From 1994 to 1999 he was Chief Executive of WaterAid, which was the recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize in 1995. From 2007 to 2012 he was Executive Director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, during which time WSSCC created the Global Sanitation Fund.
Currently he works as a consultant mainly in policy and strategy at the global and national level relating to sanitation and water in developing countries. Since 2014 he has served as an Independent Director of the Toilet Board Coalition. He has advised and worked with many leading organisations in this sector, and has chaired or served on various committees including the Sanitation and the Water for All Steering Committee, the Global Water Partnership Steering Committee, and the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program Advisory Committee. He has attended World Water Week frequently since 1995 and contributed to many conferences and publications. He holds M.A from Cambridge University in Engineering, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Member of the Malawi Institution of Engineers, and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
In addition to his work in water, Jon Lane is a shareholder and Managing Director of a medium-sized seed company in Malawi. He divides his time between UK and Malawi.