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Gillian Barth

President and CEO of Care Canada

Gillian Barth has held the position of president and CEO of CARE Canada since July 1, 2013. CARE Canada is a leading international development and humanitarian organization with an annual budget of $150 million and projects in some 30 countries worldwide.

Ms. Barth has more than 30 years experience in the field of global development and relief, specializing in program and human resources. She has had leadership roles in international development, human resources, and program research and management.

She has worked with CARE for over 20 years, serving from 2011 to 2013 as its Executive Vice-President. Since joining CARE in 1991 as a manager of the Latin America program, she has served in progressively senior management positions in a wide range of programs, including water, health and environment, resource development, monitoring, human resources and external relations.

Ms. Barth played a key role in managing the organization’s strategic and business plans and program quality and knowledge management programs. She represents CARE Canada on several fronts with CARE International, including the planning team tasked with designing the global transformation of CARE International.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Barth worked with Global Development Group, Canadian University Services Overseas and World University Service of Canada in positions relating to long-term development programming and human resource applications, both in Canada and internationally. Ms. Barth holds a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations. She has volunteered on several NGO boards and has travelled to 52 countries on six continents.

In February 2013, Ms. Barth received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for her work with CARE.

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