Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE


Senior Advisor

Ruby is the president of the British Chambers of Commerce. She also chairs the Air Operators Association and is non-executive director at the Department of Education, the Tideway Tunnel, and Mind Gym plc. Ruby is one of a small number of women to have held the position of chief executive in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 and is the first Asian woman to be appointed in such a role within that group of companies. She was recognised as one of the top 50 female world business leaders by the FT in 2013.

Ruby joined the strategic outsourcing company Mitie Group plc in 2002 as CFO, was appointed CEO in 2007. She was also an independent non-executive director of PageGroup, appointed to the Board in 2007.

Ruby was granted a Life Peerage in 2015. She was responsible for the Independent Report to the UK Government on Race in the Workplace published in February 2017 and was the chair of the UK Government’s Women’s Business Council between 2012 and 2016. Ruby is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE