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Ruth Lesirge

Ruth Lesirge

Consultancy Interests

An independent consultant since 2003 and Co-Principal of  HBRL Consultancy, as well as founder (2012) and Chair (2015) of the Association of Chairs. These experiences a well as previous leadership roles as a chief executive in the charity and education sectors inform my practice and my ability to support my clients,  enabling them to build the capacity and skills of their organisations.

I  have a previous career in public sector senior management (adult and community education and development) and literacy (adults and disaffected adolescents); I hold DES Qualified Teacher status.

I have a  proven track record of success in third sector  work on:

  • board trustee and organisational reviews
  • board and governance effectiveness review
  • Chair coaching and support
  • CE coaching
  • Senior team professional and capacity development

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Was CEO of

  • Mental Health Foundation; Retail Trust (eldercare)

Currently trustee of

  • Association of Chairs - co-founder
  • trustee former Chair
  • Hons.

Was trustee of

  • London International Film School; Bishopsgate Institute;Barnet Bereavement Project (Chair)
  • Hendon college of FE (Governor)
  • Shape (Arts access & disability - Trustee)
  • NW London comprehensive school (Governor)

Years in the sector

  • 29

Years as a consultant

  • 18

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