Ruth Richardson

Executive Director of Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Ruth Richardson has nearly 20 years of experience in the philanthropic sector. She was the first Director of the Unilever Canada Foundation, Founding Chair of the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network. Additionally, she was Founder and Chair of the Small Change Fund which is a leader in grassroots micro-philanthropy in Canada and she was also the first Environment Director at the Metcalf Foundation where she provided a cornerstone to the Ontario sustainable food systems community.

Richardson has focused on working in Canada, but has experience within Europe, agricultural kibbutz, and has travelled widely in Africa and the Middle East. She also drives her own food blog.