Ruth, a solicitor and previously Managing Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Asia business, has a wealth of FTSE-100 Board experience. She spent over ten years on the Boards of Standard Chartered plc and Sage Group plc, where she served as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committees. Ruth was also an independent Non-executive Director of Deloitte LLP for five years until May 2020 and was a member of the Supervisory Board of Arcadis NV until April 2022. Her considerable experience in senior board roles provides her with the skills and experience to effectively Chair the Quilter Board. Ruth was appointed as Chair of the Board on 12 May 2022.