Ruth Jones is immediate past CEO of the SVP Global Network, a role she held for 10 years. Ruth is an independent nonprofit/philanthropy consultant. She recently returned to Australia after more than 12 years in North America (10 of these as CEO of SVP International). There are 41 Social Venture Partners member organizations with some 4000+ high net worth individuals in nine countries: the US, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia and the UK.). Previous to this, Ruth held senior roles at Community Foundations of Canada and Philanthropy Australia. She was Chief Executive of the Australian Film Institute before moving to the field of philanthropy. Ruth has served on the SVP Melbourne board from 2016 until 2019.