Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Ruth is a recognised leader of project-based organisational change and risk management performing roles as a practitioner, advisor, facilitator, researcher and author and working across most sectors.
Prior to returning to her own company, Potentiality UK, in 2018, Ruth held appointments as Director, Change Portfolio and Group Head of Risk for a major port operator and Director, Risk in the Boardroom practice for KPMG LLP. Ruth researched organisational change from the perspective of the recipients of change for an Executive Doctorate at Cranfield School of Management between 2008 and 2012.
Ruth’s interest in risk management arose from a passion to help organisations to take educated risks, not avoid them. She has co-authored numerous books on the human aspects of risk management and also has published papers in the areas of project complexity, organisational ambidexterity through projects and programmes and multi-paradigmatic perspectives on business transformation programmes. Ruth was Editor of the Association for Project Management Body of Knowledge 7th edition (2019) and is Lead Editor for the 5th edition of Managing Successful Programmes™ (forthcoming).
Ruth was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Association for Project Management in 2013 for her services to risk and change. The synergies between the two disciplines continue to drive Ruth’s thinking, writing and practice.
Ruth’s research spans planned change to organisational routines, understanding project complexity, organisational ambidexterity through projects and programmes and multi-paradigmatic perspectives on business transformation programmes.
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