OTTAWA, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF)
announced the appointment of Stewart Hardacre today as its new
President and CEO. Hardacre joins the organization—one of Canada's
longest-standing development non-profits—during a period of growth and
transition. "Stewart brings an incredible blend of talents to our team here at the
Canadian Hunger Foundation," said Louise Bergeron, Chair of CHF's Board. "His private sector experience is complemented by the work he has done
with non-profits like Habitat for Humanity. He is exactly the right
kind of leader for CHF at this important point in our history."
Having worked in finance and leadership positions within both corporate
and non-profit organizations, Hardacre was most recently the head of
Habitat for Humanity Canada. During his tenure there, fundraising
almost doubled to $15.8 million per year and funding to international
programmes increased by 300 percent.
Hardacre has served as a senior executive at a number of Canadian
businesses, including McMillan LLP, the Toronto-based law firm, and
Towers Watson (formerly Watson Wyatt) the global human resources
consultancy where he worked for more than a decade. He has also served
as a board member at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
"I'm truly excited to join a team that is doing such important work," says Hardacre. "It is easy to be passionate about what CHF does to build up incomes and
food security for some of the world's poorest families. I'm looking
forward to investing my energy in the organization."
For over 50 years in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas,
the Canadian Hunger Foundation supported poor rural families to
overcome poverty and hunger. It has a track record of achieving results
in some of the world's most challenging environments.
For example, in Ethiopia, a new CHF project helped families CHF works
with to boost their use of irrigation from 17% to 53% in just one year.
And in Cambodia, CHF's work led the percentage of households accessing
markets outside of their communities to shoot up from 10.5% to 45%.
CHF is currently implementing 10 projects in 16 countries that support
over 450,000 people worldwide.
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For further information:
Michael Jones, (613) 407-0327
For more information, please visit: www.chf.ca