Ruth is Head of Team Development at Coventry City of Culture Trust and is passionate about people. Ruth has had various creative delivery roles working for a number of organisations including as Director for her own company, Work in Progress, delivering work with, for and by children and young people including creative consultation, training and development activity, Arts Award delivery and devising, directing and producing funded and commissioned plays.

Ruth has held various officer, manager and freelance roles for companies including Creative and Cultural Skills, Birmingham City Council Culture Development Service, National Memorial Arboretum, The Drum Arts Centre, Arts Connect, Women & Theatre, Playtrain, Sense, the Craft Council, University of Birmingham / Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham Library Services, Punch Records, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Town Hall Symphony Hall to name a few.

In another life she worked as a checkout girl at Ikea and a Non-Food and Customer Service Section Manager at Tesco! She got started in this sector because someone gave her a chance as a young adult to volunteer to help deliver weekend drama workshops at the Midlands Arts Centre in Brum.