AWS is a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs and the public sector. Our global structure enables us to act with local knowledge and expertise within a system that is guided and supported by our combined international experience. AWS International acts as the custodian of the AWS Standard and its related systems. Around the world, we have a number of Regional Partners and Local Coordinators who use the Standard to drive and implement water stewardship action on the ground. The Secretariat, Regional Partners and Local Coordinators all work together to promote and build use of the AWS Standard globally.

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The AWS International Secretariat

AWS International is based in Scotland and governed by an international Board of Trustees comprised of AWS members. AWS International’s (AWS SCIO) governance arrangements are set out in the constitution of AWS SCIO. AWS International has responsibility for the overall governance and management of the AWS Standard System, and works closely with our Regional Partners, Members, Accredited Service Providers and other stakeholders to further develop the AWS Standard System and work within the global water stewardship community. The AWS International team is:


Adrian Sym

Chief Executive Officer

Scott McCready

Chief Strategy Officer

Christine Carey

Chief System Integrity Officer

Louise Shields

Chief Finance Officer

Carlos V. Urmeneta

Chief Global Programs Officer

Dr. Mark Dent

Senior Advisor

Sarah Wade

Sector Lead

Gail Campbell

Accounts and Administration Co-ordinator

Brenda McIlwraith

Communications Lead

Kobrat Chotruangprasert

Standards and Assurance Manager

Ben Davis

Sector Strategy Coordinator

Tyler Farrow

Knowledge & Learning Co-ordinator

Asia Pacific

We are represented in Asia Pacific by AWS Asia-Pacific (the trading name of Water Stewardship Australia) who are supported by the Australian Water Partnership. The AWS Asia-Pacific team is:


Megan Mcleod

Program Director

Lisa Idris

Communications and Membership Manager

Cathy Bromilow

Water Stewardship Consultant


We are represented in Indonesia by Yayasan Aliansi Wali Sumber Daya Air Indonesia based in Jakarta. Yayasan AWS Indonesia has been the host of AWS Indonesia since 2019. The AWS Indonesia team is:

Fany Wedahuditama

Executive Director

Gracia Plenita Agnindhira (Agni)

Knowledge and Learning Coordinator

Uli Fitri Handayani (Uli)

Communications Officer

Latin America

AWS has worked with a number of partners in countries in Latin America, particularly focused on piloting the AWS Standard in agricultural supply chains. Carla Toranzo joined the AWS Team in July 2019 as the AWS Latin America Coordinator.


Carla Toranzo

Latin America Coordinator

South Asia

In India, we have a local coordinator, Ashish Bhardwaj, who supports the Indian Water Stewardship Network and works closely with the Secretariat and partners to further develop water stewardship activities in South Asia.

In Pakistan, Maheen Malik joined the AWS Team at the start of 2019. Maheen will work with our local stakeholders in Pakistan to further develop the local AWS Network.


Ashish Bhardwaj

India Coordinator

Maheen Malik

Pakistan Coordinator