The Team

Rachel Cooper

Director, Health Initiative

Rachel Cooper joined Transparency International in November 2017, to lead the Health Initiative's flagship project on open contracting in the health sector and to develop other areas of the programme, especially around research and development, procurement and service delivery. She joined 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 Health Initiative 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-HI, 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

Senior Grants & Reporting Officer

Eliza joined Transparency International in January 2018. As Senior Grants & Reporting Officer, she is responsible for the monitoring, evaluation and learning of the OC4H project across five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, as well as other grant requirements. Before joining TI, Eliza worked as a program manager in complex Australian aid programs based in South-East Asia and the Pacific with Cardno International Development, across sectors including criminal justice, gender, and governance reform. She holds a Masters degree in International Development from the University of Melbourne, and first-class honours in Political Science.

Alice Foggitt

Project Manager

Alice joined the Transparency International Health Initiative in January 2018 to manage the implementation and coordination of OC4H across five countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. She is the key focal point for Transparency International chapter staff and supports with in-country activity planning and regional advocacy efforts. Prior to joining Transparency International, Alice worked for a number of international NGOs and most recently managed a DFID funded multi-country health project, which focused on improving health outcomes for older people in East and Southern Africa. Her sector specific professional experience has been largely in global health, food security, livelihoods and climate change and adaptation. Alice holds a MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London.

Tom Wright

Research & Advocacy Officer

Tom joined the Transparency International Health Initiative in February 2018 to develop the advocacy and research work streams of the flagship, DFID funded, Open Contracting for Health Project. Tom joined the team having previously worked on International Development projects focussing on Health, Women’s Economic Empowerment & Governance. He holds a Master’s degree in Corruption and Governance from the University of Sussex.