Alex Ritchie

CEO, GlobalGiving

Alex Ritchie is the Co-CEO of GlobalGiving UK – connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country in the world. Helping fellow nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to serve their communities.

In addition to her leadership of GlobalGiving, Alex is Co-Chair for the board of Raw Material Music & Media Education, a creative charity based in South London focussed on nurturing raw talent, catalysing creative development, and supporting mental health through industry-standard music and media pathways for diverse communities. 

Previously, Alex founded and led two companies; most recently The ARC Agency, an award-winning campaigns and events agency. Alex has worked across a range of entrepreneurship campaigns and advisory roles from managing Global Entrepreneurship Week on behalf of the UK hosts, to serving as a London Enterprise Advisor, supporting local schools on behalf of the Mayor of London.

Alex’s background spans non-profit, private and public sectors and she has a particular interest in using business as a force for good. She is the author of Starting a business in 7 Simple Steps.

During the pandemic Alex closed GlobalGiving’s London office and offered staff both home working and flexible co-working spaces.