Ruth Cairnie, Chair of Babcock, has become the 6th FTSE Chair to support Chapter Zero.
Ruth joins Sarah Bates, Richard Gillingwater, Sir John Kingman, Mark Tucker and David Tyler as Chapter Zero’s supporting Chairs at a time when our membership has topped 1,000, as growing numbers of non-executive directors take steps to understand the implications of climate change for their companies.
Over the course of the next year, Ruth will work with Chapter Zero to share her experience of the emerging role of boards in integrating climate change into their conversations.
Julie Baddeley, Chair of the Chapter Zero Steering Committee welcomed Ruth as a supporting Chair saying, “Ruth’s experience will be invaluable for Chapter Zero and its growing community of non-executive directors. The next year is a critical time for the UK as we prepare to host COP26 and we welcome Ruth’s involvement to take forward this increasingly important agenda for the members”.
As well as Chair of Babcock, Ruth is Senior Independent Director at Associated British Foods plc, Patron of Women in Defence Charter, Chair of POWERful Women, a Commissioner of the Covid Recovery Commission and a trustee of Windsor Leadership.