University of Bath

Mrs Ruth Foreman Chair of Council

To chair the University’s governing body.

Career

Appointed by Council

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 Quartet Community Foundation. Previously Vice-Chair of Council, she became Acting Chair in September 2018.

Ruth is currently an active volunteer fund raiser for Children's Hospice South West. She is also a Trustee of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and an Executive Committee member of Bristol and Bath Regional Capital CIC.