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Ruth Davison

Ruth is executive director of impact and investment at Comic Relief, where she leads on evolving and delivering the funder’s overall grants strategy. She has previously been director of fundraising at the Prince’s Trust International and at the Canal & River Trust, one of the UK’s largest ever start-up charities.

She has spent her career in the voluntary sector, leading fundraising strategies and teams at charities including Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth and Crisis.

Ruth was awarded Professional Fundraiser of the Year in 2005 and speaks internationally on fundraising and movement building. She is a member of several advisory panels including Rogare, the Fundraising Think Tank of the Centre for Sustainable Development at Plymouth University and the Institute of Fundraising National Convention. Ruth is also a trustee of Oxfam GB and of the Galapagos Conservation Trust, where she chairs the fundraising and communications committee.

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