Ruth joined Ngamuru in May 2020. She is a renowned problem-solver who excels at finding creative solutions to difficult issues. She comes to Ngamuru with a strong legal background having gained numerous years of experience across the public service, in private practice and in academia in both commercial and criminal law. Ruth holds a PhD in law from the University of Queensland and has won a string of awards throughout her career, including most recently a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade team award for policy development.
In addition to her doctorate, Ruth holds post-graduate qualifications in fraud control, probity, and procurement and contracting. She is highly proficient in legal research and analysis, statutory and contractual interpretation, and policy design and development. Ruth has a strong history of providing sound commercial and contracting advice and enabling government procurements. She has taught both Contract Law and Criminal Law at university level and has designed and delivered training programs in relation to fraud control.
Ruth has been engaged in strategic commercial activities such as her expert contribution to intergovernmental working groups for whole of government contracts and fraud risk management. She has an extensive track record in business improvement having transformed previously unwieldy organisational policy into user-friendly and practical tools, and driving the implementation of improved accountability structures in government departments. She is an accredited First Aid Officer and Mental Health First Aid Officer, and her current passion is harnessing the powers of risk management and behavioural analysis (particularly as they relate to integrity matters), to drive organisational performance and maximise business opportunities.