Richard Fuller

President, Pure Earth

Richard Fuller, President, Pure Earth. 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. Fuller initiated and now is the Board Chair of the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP). In October 2017, he co-chaired the seminal Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. Fuller is also the founder 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. In 2018, Fuller was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in recognition of his service to conservation and the environment. In 2019, he received an Advance Award for Social Impact from the Australian government for his 20 years of pioneering work with Pure Earth and his leadership in tacking the issue of global pollution.