Ruth Norris

Consultant, Skoll Foundation


Ruth Norris is a writer, consultant, and executive coach who works with conservation and philanthropic organizations. Over the past 40 years, she has worked as a journalist, manager of organizational capacity building and training programs, consultant to bilateral and multilateral aid agencies supporting conservation projects and national environmental endowments, and foundation program officer. She has facilitated planning processes, organizational and network development projects, and board strengthening initiatives. She is a former board chair of the Institute for Conservation Leadership and serves on the Kinship Conservation Fellows’ faculty and Advisory Council. She speaks English and Spanish and lives in Santa Clara, California.