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 Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. He worked as an Associate Vice President for Marsh Risk Consulting before his humanitarian career. Since then, he has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, Turkey, Ethiopia and Pakistan. 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. In early 2017, he managed logistics and operational support for World Health Organization in Yemen. He co-founded kid-E-care pediatric urgent care clinic in Toronto and is faculty at the University of Toronto Post Graduate Medical Education team, teaching as part of the Global Health Education Initiative. In 2020, Chris helped started and later served on the Board of Directors of Conquer COVID-19.
You can follow Chris Houston on Twitter: @chris_m_h.