Ruth has a number of trustee roles: Deputy Chair of the Hutchesons’ Education Trust, Board member of Alpha Scotland, Board member of Evangelical Alliance UK, Trustee of Pacific Partnership Trust, Advisory Board member of Tear Fund Scotland, Advisory Board member of Evangelical Alliance Scotland, Trustee of Bethany Christian Trust. Previous to this she had 30 years’ experience in economic development and retailing and had a number of senior roles in Marketing, Customer Relationship Management and Stakeholder Management.

Ruth is joint chair of Scottish Public Leaders, a programme designed to equip and mentor young leaders to be disciples in public roles.

When she relaxes, she travels, reads, cooks, bakes and fills her home with guests which her husband and kids only occasionally complain about.

Married to Graeme she has a son David, daughter-in-law Sarah and daughter Emma

She is a member at Newton Mearns Baptist Church where she chairs the Elders group.