Ruth is Chief Executive at the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, having held many senior roles in consulting, the public sector, infrastructure, and banking. 

She thrives on working in partnership with people to realise their aspirations, and she excels in the area of service delivery review and re-design, enabling governors, executives and staff to make intelligent, informed decisions.  Ruth has designed and led substantial change management programmes responding to required governance and operational improvements.  These have included benchmarking and establishing performance frameworks and reporting.

Ruth is married to Antony, has five children (with one still at home and attending Wakatipu High School) and has lived in the Wakatipu for the past nine years.  She enjoys hiking and skiing, but misses living near a beach with warm water.