Ruth Kaufman is currently Chair of the EURO [Operational Research] Practitioners’ Forum, Chair of the OR Society’s Pro Bono Steering Group, and is active in a number of other non-OR Board roles.
Her career was spent in OR practice and other senior management functions in the public sector.
Past roles include President of the OR Society, Chair of the Government OR Service, Chair of the Heads of OR Forum, and Head of OR, Strategy and Change at the government’s Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD). She is a Companion of OR, and a Fellow of the OR Society and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
She was awarded an OBE for services to OR in 2016.