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Ruth has over 30 years experience of working in the university sector, mainly as head of a number of large professional services departments and most recently as a Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Cumbria.

Ruth has extensive experience of managing complex change through mergers, amalgamations and restructurings, both of departments and of organisational processes and functions. She has had strategic responsibility for student satisfaction, student retention, e-learning technical development, transformational IT projects, departmental restructurings, new build projects, and community liaison activities.

Ruth has also designed, planned, managed and facilitated leadership development events for senior leaders and managers. She undertook the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education's Top Management Programme in 2008-9.

Ruth has a BA (Hons) English from Leicester University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Librarianship from the College of Librarianship Wales, Aberystwyth, an MSc in Management (Action Learning) from Manchester Metropolitan University and a PG Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching from the University of Chester. Ruth is also a fully trained and accredited workplace mediator.

She is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, and a member of the Association for Coaching and of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

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