Ruth Lesirge is an independent consultant specialising in governance leadership, strategy and board effectiveness. She is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School and has served as the Head of the governance consultancy practice for the Centre for Charity Effectiveness. Previous appointments include Chief Executive for a policy and research foundation and an elder care charity. Ruth played a lead role in the UK adult literacy campaign and was Principal of a local authority adult education service. She is a trustee of the London Film School, has served as Vice Chair of ACEVO, and is a regular contributor to Third Sector, as well as being co-author of several NCVO publications.