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Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith
Former CEO
Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE is the former Chief Executive of Mitie Group
plc, the strategic outsourcing company. Until recently Ruby was one of a small number of women who held the position of Chief Executive in the FTSE. She was also one of the UK’s longest serving CEO’s. During her time at Mitie, Ruby has seen the business grow its revenue from £0.5bn to over £2.0bn, continuing its unbroken track record of profit and revenue growth.

Ruby was born in Lucknow, India. Her family immigrated to the UK when she was 2. She joined Mitie as the Group Financial Director before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer. She was appointed to Chief Executive of Mitie in 2007. Ruby has been an Independent Non-executive Director of PageGroup since May 2007 and also Non-executive Director for UK Government Department for Culture Media and Sport. Ruby is also UK Business Ambassador for UK Trade and Investment as well as Chair of the Public Services Strategy Board for CBI.

Ruby is married with 2 children aged 18 years and 15 years.