Principal Lecturer and Business Development Director for Westminster Business School – London’s biggest business school, Ruth combines her expertise in consultancy and project management with her research and teaching skills and understanding of the academic world.
She has instigated a number of leadership programmes featuring original and effective approaches to senior professional development. Ruth conceived, launched and runs the acclaimed Women for the Board Programme: successfully promoting women’s development at top levels, and is the course leader for MSc Leadership – a new action learning-based masters degree for senior professionals.
Ruth is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She has an MSc in Organisation Development and a DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration), which enabled her to engage in research on managing communication and cross cultural relationships in virtual organisations.
Prior to joining Westminster Business School three years ago, Ruth worked in consultancy and management development roles on a range of strategic projects in the UK, Europe and the USA. She lived and worked in Paris for 14 years and speaks fluent French.
Alongside her current role, Ruth acts as a coach and mentor in enterprise activities as well as personal and professional development. She actively supports a range of women’s initiatives including Elevation Network’s ‘I am Visible’ leadership programme for young women and the Secret Pillow Project www.secretpillow.org.uk . When not working, she spends time with friends & family, goes to the theatre and tries and fails to stay away from email.