Adrian Sym joined the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) as Executive Director in 2011. Adrian has a diverse range of experiences in the international development sector ranging from disability programs to social and environmental standards. Adrian joined AWS from Fairtrade International where he led their partnerships program. Prior to this, Adrian spent several years in Bangladesh and Nepal working on disability-related programs.
His diverse experience, together with his academic background (Masters in International Policy and Diplomacy), has helped to shape Adrian’s view on sustainable development, believing that true development can only be achieved through effective partnerships amongst and between stakeholder groups.
Originally from Scotland, Adrian is now based in Bonn, Germany, where he lives with his wife, Natasha, and children, Delta and Jamison.