Thoko Elphick-Pooley is the Executive Director of Uniting to Combat NTDs and Co-Chair of the G7 Taskforce on Global Health. Born and educated in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in business administration and international development. Thoko has a wealth of experience in strategic leadership, partnership development and institutional relations.
Prior to working at Uniting to Combat NTDs, Thoko was leading the institutional funding team at Sightsavers, overseeing the growth of institutional funding as a source of income for the organisation which grew from 8% in 2009 to over 40% by 2015. Prior to joining Sightsavers, Thoko worked for Education Action in London, Practical Action in the UK and Kenya, CIVICUS in South Africa and a number of organisations in Zimbabwe including for UNESCO.