Ruth joined the FCA Board in April 2016.
Ruth is Pro Vice-Chancellor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, a non-executive Director at National Grid and a Governor for the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Ruth previously worked at HSBC, most recently as Global Head of Client Strategy in HSBC Global Asset Management.
As an MP and then minister between 1997-2010, her roles included Secretary of State for Transport, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Secretary of State for Education and Skills and Economic and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. Ruth has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.