Ruth Cairnie
Ruth Cairnie

Appointed to the Board in April 2023. Ruth is the Senior Independent Director, Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees.


Ruth has a wealth of experience gained from a 37-year international career at Royal Dutch Shell holding senior functional and line roles, including having responsibility for group strategy and planning. She was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Rolls-Royce from 2014 to 2019, a Non-Executive Director of ContourGlobal from 2018 to 2019 and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Keller Group from 2010 to 2017.

Relevant skills and contribution to the Board

Ruth has extensive experience gained from a broad range of executive and non-executive roles at leading industrial companies, both in the UK and internationally. She also has experience advising government departments on strategic development and capability building.

External appointments

Ruth is currently Chair of Babcock International Group and a trustee of Windsor Leadership and the White Ensign Association.