Ruth Richardson

    Executive Director
    The Global Alliance for the Future of Food

    Ruth Richardson, Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food – a strategic alliance of philanthropic foundations working together and with others to transform global food systems now and for future generations

    Ruth has nearly 20 years’ experience in the philanthropic sector. She was the first Director of the Unilever Canada Foundation, Founding Chair of the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network, Founder and Chair of the Small Change Fund and the first Environment Director at the Metcalf Foundation. Ruth also served as the lead consultant to establish The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and has worked with private-public partnerships on sustainability issues and cross-border collaborations, such as coastal fisheries management. While her career has been focused in Canada, she has lived in Europe, worked on an agricultural kibbutz, and has travelled widely in Africa and the Middle East.