Ruth joined Alcentra in July 2021 and is COO for Benefit Street Partners’ and Alcentra’s Global Business Development function. She works closely with the leadership team, developing and delivering strategic and business improvement initiatives. She also oversees Alcentra’s ESG activities and is a member of Alcentra’s Management Committee and Board.
Prior to joining Alcentra, Ruth was Chief of Staff to the CEO of a FTSE 100 company and Head of Strategy for it’s Consumer division, leading the development and execution of strategy and facilitating the effective operation of the overall business.
Ruth has over 20 years of strategy and transformation experience, having performed roles as Head of Strategy for Lloyds Commercial Bank, Chief Operating Officer for Barclays Wealth UHNW division and Programme Director for RBS Credit Markets. In these roles, she has been responsible for the set-up and transformation of a range of different business models and functions, including the post-acquisition integration of two credit markets businesses and the re-engineering of their end-to-end institutional lending process.
Ruth started her career as a management consultant with Accenture, leading assignments for a variety of financial services clients across Europe, Asia, and the US.
Ruth has a B.A. (Hons) in History & French from the University of Manchester and an Arts degree (Licence de Lettres Modernes) from the Université de Bourgogne.