Leslie Johnston joined C&A Foundation as its first Executive Director in late 2013 and brings over 20 years of management experience across multiple sectors, including smallholder agribusiness, entrepreneurship, and corporate philanthropy. At C&A Foundation, Johnston led the development of the foundation’s first global vision, mission, and strategy, anchored on making fashion a force for good. She oversees a team of over 50 people in nine countries and a grant budget of over EU€50 million, working to improve lives and livelihoods across the foundation’s five signature programs. Prior to this role, she managed the Swiss-based Argidius and COFRA Foundations, committed to helping enterprising people to help themselves. She was also the Deputy Director for TechnoServe in West and Southern Africa and has worked for McKinsey & Company in Washington, DC and South Africa.
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