Ruth Cooke

Non-Executive Director

Ruth Cooke

Term of Office

Joined the Board on 19 March 2019

Length of service

Less than 1 month

Independent

Yes

Skills and Experience

Ruth was Finance Director (from 2008 to 2012) and then Chief Executive (from 2012 to 2018) of Midland Heart, the housing association group operating across Central England. Prior to that, she held senior finance resourcing roles at Knightstone, a housing association based in the South-West, and Anchor Trust, a provider of housing and care to those aged 55 years old and above. Ruth has held a number of voluntary and non-executive positions in the social housing and retirement community sector. She is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Corporate Treasurer.

External appointments

Chairman of Connexus Housing and Member of West Midlands Housing Association Partnership.