Ruth Cairnie

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 3 April 2019

Nationality: British

Ruth brings extensive experience of the engineering sector gained from a 37-year international career spanning senior functional and line roles at Royal Dutch Shell plc. Experience advising government departments on strategic development and capability building.

External appointments:
Ruth is currently the Senior Independent Director of Associated British Foods plc and a Non-Executive Director of Rolls Royce Holdings plc and ContourGlobal plc. She is the Chair of POWERful Women, an initiative to advance gender diversity within the energy sector. Ruth is also a trustee of Windsor Leadership and a member of the finance committee of the University of Cambridge.

Ruth is a Master of Advance Studies of Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.