Ruth Spellman, OBE
Workers' Educational Association
Ruth Spellman is the Chief Executive of the Workers Educational Association (WEA), the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. Ruth was awarded an OBE in 2007 for services to workplace learning and an Honorary Doctorate from Cranfield in 2010. Prior to joining the WEA she was Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and has previously been CEO of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Investors in People (IIP) UK. She has also been HR Director of the NSPCC. Ruth's non-Executive roles include being Member Nominated Director of the Cooperative Group, Trustee of Adviza, a Charity delivering Careers Advice, and a Council Member of the Open University.