Ruth Kern

Strategic Development and Enterprise Lead

Ruth is Strategic Development and Enterprise Lead, focussed on ensuring the long-term sustainability of THIS Institute.

Ruth started her working life in the civil service, including working in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit until leaving to pursue a career in the voluntary sector. She held a range of senior roles in local and national charities with a focus on business development. In recent years she has concentrated on social innovation and improvement in the health space, working for Nesta’s HealthLab and most recently for NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Ruth holds a BA in Social and Political Science from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Contemporary British History from Queen Mary, University of London and an MBA from Cranfield University.