Ruth Gilbert

Ruth Gilbert

A qualified teacher, Ruth has held a number of roles in further education as well as in the commercial sector. Most recently, she has been a consultant to the FE Sector, supporting college turnarounds and business development. Prior to this, Ruth was a CEO and Principal of an FE college.

Ruth previously worked in the commercial sector for blue chip companies. She later ran a successful management consultancy providing performance recovery support and developing training programs for banks, law firms and other international organisations.

Ruth also has seven years of experience as Deputy Principal in two Further Education colleges. Her key area of expertise was on financial recovery, quality improvement and changing the business focus, with ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grades at inspections.


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Employer-led education: improving the career prospects of young people


This session will explore how best to develop first-class employer-school/college partnerships – to ensure relevant, aspirational and inspirational education for 14-19 year olds. Ruth will draw on the expertise of Career Colleges across the country to demonstrate the very best in employer engagement strategies.