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University of Bath

Mrs Ruth Foreman Appointed by Council

Will undertake the responsibilities of members of governing bodies as set out in the CUC Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in the UK


Ruth has her own strategic and tactical planning consultancy. She has over 30 years; experience of advising business owners in a range of sectors. These vary from fast growth start-ups to some of the largest private groups in the region. Her broad knowledge of the issues affecting businesses comes from a combination of leading roles in professional practice and secondments into industry. She also works with organisations in the not-for-profit sector assessing social return on investment.

Ruth has already had experience of the University Council as a co-opted member of the University's Audit Committee from July 2007 to July 2018 and in the past has served as a Trustee of Bath Festival Ltd, a Governor of the City of Bath College and a member of the Quarter Community Foundation.

Ruth is a Trustee of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and a Board member of Bristol and Bath Regional Capital CIC. She has volunteer roles with several organisations, the most significant of which is St John Ambulance.