Chris Houston is the Director of Humanitarian Innovation at Grand Challenges Canada managing the Humanitarian Grand Challenge program.
Prior to joining Grand Challenges Canada, Chris completed his bachelors in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. He worked as an Associate Vice President for Marsh Risk Consulting before his humanitarian career. Since then has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, Turkey, Ethiopia and Pakistan as a Logistician, a Project Coordinator and a Deputy Head of Mission. He served on the board of directors of Médecins Sans Frontières Canada from to 2012 to 2018. He has worked for the Canadian Red Cross in Lebanon and Nepal evaluating and overseeing health projects. In early 2017, he managed logistics and operational support for World Health Organisation in Yemen. He co-founded kid-E-care pediatric urgent care clinic in Toronto and teaches the Complex Humanitarian Emergencies module at University of Toronto’s Global Health Education Initiative.
Follow Chris Houston on Twitter @chris_m_h.