Ruth Harrison

Managing Director - UK

As a business consultant and Executive Coach, Ruth is a go-to commentator on the evolving technology and business landscape. She focuses predominantly on business development as Managing Director for ThoughtWorks UK and is a trusted adviser on leadership, business and digital to Regents University Faculty Board. She is an European Advisory Board Member of the Chief Marketing Officer Council Europe, regularly contributing to research, informing market leading industry publications on digital consumer trends, business transformation including scale and growth implementation strategies.

She is considered a specialist in business transformation using the principles of adaptive organisational design to gain value creation for clients. She brings this insight to her work as a business adviser and consultant, working with world leading organisations, institutions and governments. As founder of the highly acclaimed management consultancy The ReLUX Partnership, she remains an ambassador and is a sought after keynote speaker and advocate of women in leadership and business.

She is a regular speaker on women in tech and the importance of diversity and inclusion in business at conferences, including Women on Silicon Roundabout, Rant&Rave, ARC, Retail Week and CMO Summit Europe, and is an adviser and mentor to start-ups on funding and accelerator strategies. She has featured on BBC Sunday Politics, The Business Debate and been quoted in WSJ, Sydney Morning Herald, The NE Times, Daily Telegraph, MarketWatch, WGSN, Essential Retail and Essential eCommerce and writes a regular digital column for SPC magazine

She was nominated for Diversity Leader of The Year 2017 by Tech Leaders UK, and has worked in London, New York and across the EMEA region. As a passionate Tech North Advocate she also dedicates time to Inspire the Future national UK charity mentoring young girls and women into business and STEM careers and is committed to digitising the North East UK region