The Team

Rachel Cooper

Director, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Programme

Rachel Cooper joined Transparency International in November 2017, to lead the Pharma and Healthcare Programme’s flagship project on open contracting in the health sector and to drive change in policy and practice across pharma and healthcare research and development, manufacturing, marketing and service delivery. She joins TI-UK after a career in the Foreign Office and delivering global health projects with INGOs and medical royal colleges.

Sarah Steingrüber

Programme Manager

Sarah joined the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Programme in January 2017. As Programme Manager she manages a number of projects and supports the Programme’s advocacy activities. Sarah has a strong background in the area of public health and international development and has worked with UN and national development agencies in Europe, Southeast Asia and West Africa. Prior to joining TI-UK, Sarah was a consultant for the GIZ Access to Medicines project. She holds an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from York University and has studied at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Uppsala Universitet and LSHTM for her Dip. of International Public Health and MSc. in International Health. Sarah is fluent in English and German.

Sebastiana Etzo

Senior Project Manager

Sebastiana Etzo joined Transparency International in January 2018 to lead the Open Contracting for Health (OC4H) team and support the strategic delivery of the project, contributing to strengthening health systems in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Before joining TI, Sebastiana worked mostly in the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) field, both managing complex service delivery projects and as a SRHR technical advisor focusing on adolescents and youth. She holds a PhD on African Studies from the Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale in Italy, with a focus on democratisation processes, state-society relations and governance. She has studied at Wits University (South Africa) for her post-graduate degree in Sociology and hold a BA in African History and Languages.

Eliza Hovey

Grants & Reporting Officer


Alice Foggitt

Project Manager


Tom Wright

Research & Advocacy Officer



The Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Programme is an international programme of Transparency International, based in the London office of Transparency International UK.

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