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Ruth Lesirge

Ruth Lesirge

Consultancy Interests

An Independent consultant since 2002 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 he charity and education sectors inform my practice and my ability to support my clients and enable them to build the capacity and skills of their organisations.

I have held Qualified teacher status since 1967, and  have a previous career in public sector senior management (adult education) and literacy (adults and disaffected adolescents)

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 - chair
  • London International Film School; Bishopsgate Institute

Was trustee of

  • Barnet Bereavement Project (Chair)
  • Hendon college of FE (Governor)
  • Shape (Arts access & disability - Trustee)
  • NW London comprehensive school (Governor)

Years in the sector

  • 24

Years as a consultant

  • 14

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