Ms. Reade, an Australian national, is the Director of Outreach at the Crawford Fund. She spent her early career working for a range of advocacy groups and, in addition to establishing the public awareness program for the Crawford Fund, Ms. Reade’s consultancy concentrated in the not-for-profit sector around agriculture, development, S&T and environment policy, issues and events. She also developed and manages a master class in communications for scientists in developing countries, and directs the Fund’s NextGen suite of activities. Ms Reade was on the Board and Executive Committee of the World Vegetable Center from 2014-2019, and chaired their Nominations Committee.
The Alliance of CGIAR Centers recognized her contributions with a special award in 2007.