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Gillian Barth brings over 30 years of global development and humanitarian aid experience to her leadership role as president and chief executive officer at CARE Canada.

Since joining CARE in 1991, as program manager of the Latin America program, Ms. Barth has served in progressively senior positions in a wide range of development sectors, including water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); environment; monitoring and evaluation, corporate resource and business development, global human resources and knowledge management and senior external relations and representation.

Today, as an experienced and passionate leader and strategic thinker, Ms. Barth leads CARE Canada in fulfilling its mission to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities of the world. Leading the successful execution of CARE Canada’s strategic and business plans, Ms. Barth continues to position the organization for success in a constantly changing global environment, ensures the acquisition of timely and essential human and financial resources and actively engages in the governance of CARE Canada and CARE International.

Ms. Barth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations. She volunteers for and chairs numerous non-governmental organization boards, is a regularly sought after speaker and has lived, worked and travelled to over 55 countries on all major continents.

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