Ruth is the chief executive of Refuge, where she leads their work to end domestic abuse. Prior to this Ruth served as interim chief executive of Comic Relief for 18 months, leading them through the global pandemic and overseeing significant changes including the introduction of a plastic-free red nose and their pioneering work with local filmmakers.
Ruth has worked in a range of senior roles in the voluntary sector for over 15 years, leading strategic and cultural change at some of the UK’s best-known charities, including Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth and Crisis. Ruth also helped launch the Canal & River Trust, the UK’s largest-ever start-up charity.
A life-long activist, Ruth is proud to serve on the board of Greenpeace UK.