Karen Mathiasen, Past Chair
Richard Fuller, Founder and Past Chair
Fuller is an Australian-born, U.S.-based engineer, entrepreneur, and environmentalist best known for his work in global pollution remediation. He is founder and president of the nonprofit, Pure Earth (formerly known as Blacksmith Institute), dedicated to solving pollution problems in low- and middle-income countries, where human health is at risk. To scale up proven solutions and bring together LMICs and funders to collaborate on addressing pollution and health, Mr. Fuller formed the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) in 2012. From 2012 to 2021, he served as chair of the GAHP board and now sits as a non-voting Observer to the Board. In October 2017, he co-chaired the seminal Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. Fuller is also the founder and absentee Chairman of Great Forest Inc., one of the leading sustainability consulting companies in the U.S. He is the author of The Brown Agenda, published in 2015.