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Ruth Laird CBE, Western Trust Non-Executive Director

Mrs Ruth Laird CBE - Non-Executive Director

Mrs Ruth Laird, CBE is a Human Resource professional with particular experience in recruitment and selection, organisational development, equality and diversity across public, private and voluntary sectors. She was formerly Director of the National Trust NI, Director of HR for BBC (NI) and a Fair Employment Commissioner.

Ruth has held appointments as a NI Judicial Appointments Commissioner; Civil Service Commissioner; a non-executive Director of the NI Prison Service and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority, a Board member of Business in the Community, an Independent Assessor for Public Appointments and a member of the Council of Ulster University. She is currently a Parole Commissioner (NI), a member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal, a member of the Civil Legal Services Appeals Panel and an independent Panel member for Police Misconduct Hearings.