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Ruby is the Chief Executive of Mitie Group plc and is one of only a few BAME women leading companies in the FTSE indexes. Ruby has overseen the growth Mitie from £0.5bn to over £2.2bn, resulting in its entry into the FTSE250 during that time. She has also grown its employee base from 23,000 people to c65,000 currently – making Mitie one of the UK’s largest private sector employers.
Since joining and running Mitie, Ruby has personally championed the diversity agenda across the group. She established a Diversity Steering Group, a team of senior managers from across the business, chaired by an independent expert Anne Watts CBE. They regularly undertake external benchmarking exercises to reflect best practice in the diversity and inclusion agenda, and review policies to ensure Mitie is fulfilling its aspirations to provide opportunities and development to people from all backgrounds. She also appointed a team of Diversity Champions across the business who are accountable for delivering business-specific diversity initiatives at every level of the organisation and have all completed the ILM level 4 qualification in Equality and Diversity.
Ruby’s passion for providing opportunities to people of all backgrounds has also seen her engage in regular speaking engagements from schools to clients to business associations, speaking on how to foster entrepreneurialism in the UK, how to embrace diversity, and sharing her advice on how to successfully grow a business.

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