Chair of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes
Ruth began her working life in journalism, and then moved into property lettings until she had the first of her four children. Later, she went into business with her husband, designing and building theatrical sets and bespoke furniture.
She joined Barton WI in 1976 and is a past WI President. In the Cambridge Federation she is a WI Adviser, was the Federation Chairman for four years where she played a key role in the building of the new sustainable headquarters for the Cambridge Federation.
Ruth has been an NFWI Trustee since 2003, and was elected as NFWI Chair in June 2009 after being Chair of the Public Affairs Committee. As the Chair, she sits on all of the NFWI committees and is particularly concerned with green issues.