Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE

Ruby is a portfolio Non-Executive Director and Advisory Director with current positions which include the Airports Operator Association, Tideway, Mace Group and the Department of Education. Previously, Ruby was the Chief Executive of MITIE Group PLC and was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of PageGroup.

She is one of a small number of women who 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 a top 50 female world business leader by the FT in 2013.

Ruby is the Chair of the Office for Tackling Injustices for the UK Government and a member of the Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee in the House of Lords, having been granted a Life Peerage in 2015. She is responsible for the Independent Report to the UK Government on Race in the Workplace published in February 2017.

She was awarded a CBE in 2012 for services to business and diversity in business.