Ruth Thomas

Ruth Thomas

Ruth Thomas

Director
Global Agribusiness Alliance
UK
British
2020

Ruth has over 15 years of experience developing and  implementing cutting-edge sustainability initiatives in resource-intensive high-impact sectors with a focus on sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement and issues management. Prior to her current role as Director Strategy and Operations at the Global Agribusiness Alliance she led the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment programme (2016-2017) and was a Manager for the Environmental and Social Change Programme at the International Council on Mining and Metals (2011–2016). Ruth’s experience has been built from an upstream role at British American Tobacco, in corporate-engagement at WWF-UK and in the sustainable development team at Shell International.

She has a PGC from Cambridge Programme for Sustainabilty Leadership, a BSc in Agricultural and Environmental Science, an MSc Environmental Science from UCL and is an Al Gore Climate Leader. Ruth is passionate about the potential that the agricultural industry has in contributing to environmental stewardship, sustainable livelihoods and economic development.