Andy Harrington has been appointed as the next executive director of Canadian Foodgrains Bank starting in September 2020.
“The Foodgrains Bank board of directors is pleased to welcome Andy to our network of agencies working together to end global hunger,” said Foodgrains Bank Board Chair Ken Kim. “Andy’s leadership experience and active service in Christian responses to global poverty provide a strong background and preparation for the role of executive director of the Foodgrains Bank.”
Harrington comes to the Foodgrains Bank with over 30 years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector. Most recently, he served as CEO of the Wellspring Foundation, a non-profit organization based in British Columbia that works to increase access to education for communities in central and eastern Africa.
“Throughout my career, I have all too often seen how hunger affects families, their sense of dignity and their ability to survive,” says Harrington. “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to work with a dedicated team of staff and Foodgrains Bank members and supporters across the country who are focused on ending global hunger.”
Harrington succeeds Jim Cornelius who has served as executive director since 1997. Cornelius will continue as executive director until the handover, after which he will move into an advisory position to support Harrington through the transition.Click here to see more...