The Board

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE

Ruby was appointed Chair of the AOA on 1 September 2019.

Ruby is a portfolio Non-Executive Director and Advisory Director with current positions that include Thames Tideway Tunnel, Mace Group and the Department for Education.

Between 2007-16, Ruby was the Chief Executive of MITIE Group plc, a UK facilities management company, having first joined MITIE in 2002. Ruby is the Chair of the Office for Tackling Injustices and a member of the Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee in the House of Lords, having been granted a Life Peerage in 2015.

She was responsible for the 2017 independent report ‘Race in the Workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review’. She was also the Chair of the Women’s Business Council from 2012 to 2016.

Ruby McGregor Smith