Ruth is co-founder and director of the Creative Cities Convention and chair of Leeds 2023. She was creative consultant on the successful Leeds bid for Channel 4’s new National HQ, garnering a Royal Television Society award for outstanding contribution to television.
Ruth’s consultancy company Under The Moon provides strategic support and creative mentoring across the cultural and screen landscape and has for six years run the Channel 4 Commissioning Mentor Network to support talent from broadly under-represented groups. She recently devised a screen sector strategy for Bradford Metropolitan District Council and works to broaden diversity and social inclusion in the screen industry.
Ruth is a former creative director of documentaries at BBC Religion and Ethics, head of documentaries at Granada Television, head of factual at Tiger Aspect Productions, founder of Real Life Productions and advisory chair of the Edinburgh International Television Festival. She has a column on culture in the Yorkshire Evening Post and regularly interviews writers, celebrities and politicians at live events.