Leigh Morgan is a senior executive with experience scaling profitable, high-performing organizations in the global biopharmaceutical, philanthropy, and public sectors. Ms. Morgan is currently Chief Strategy and Operating Officer for Nia Tero, a US-based non-profit working in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and movements worldwide. She is a key architect of the firm’s growth, inclusive of strategy, finance, innovation, communications, operations, impact investments and governance. Ms. Morgan also serves Vice-Chair/Chair-elect on the board of the Fred Hutch Cancer Center, is on the University of Washington Medical Center Advisory Board, and is an independent director at Curemark, a clinical-stage biotechnology company. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she oversaw a broad portfolio, including human resources, information technology and security, facilities and the foundation’s culture transformation efforts. Prior to these positions, she held roles as Associate Chancellor at the University of California, San Francisco, Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources for Product Development at Genentech, and HR leadership roles at GSK. She holds a master’s degree in organization development from the American University and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.