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Ruth Odih

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Course Facilitator and Corporate Governance Expert 

Energy   |   Oil and Gas   |   Private Equity   |   Financial Services   |   Catering   |   Risk Management   |  Corporate Governance


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Ruth's dedication to promoting excellence in corporate governance is underscored by her roles as a faculty member at the Corporate Governance Institute and an Educator at Duke Corporate Education. Her commitment to fostering the next generation of Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) is evident through her advisory board membership in the NED network—an initiative tailored for senior executives aspiring to become NEDs and seasoned NEDs seeking to stay abreast of cutting-edge boardroom developments.

With roles in the NED network advisory board and active participation in NED recruitment processes, Ruth is uniquely positioned to guide you on the strategic journey as a Non-Executive Director (NED). Her expertise, spanning various industries, ensures you receive practical insights into navigating risks and shaping effective strategies at the board level.

Corporate Experience

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Ruth Odih is a key member of the Secretariat Team at Centrica plc. She has a career spanning the UK and international corporate landscape. She has provided invaluable governance support to directors and boards in diverse sectors, from catering , oil and gas, private equity, and financial services and Energy. Ruth understands the key traits essential for successful NEDs. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion, evident through her role in the TIDE Taskforce, adds a nuanced perspective to risk management.

Beyond her professional achievements, Ruth is a community-focused trustee, a member of the leadership committee and insights committee of the TIDE Taskforce and holds a degree and master's in law

Professional Development

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Degree in Law

Masters in Law and Development

Member of the Chartered Governance Institute (previously ICSA)

Member of Insititute of Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

Freeman of Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrator

Outside of Work

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Ruth is based in Surrey and finds relaxation and enjoyment in being outdoors in nature, bouldering, playing squash and pursuing ballroom and Latin dance training.


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''Ruth was a very knowledgeable and insightful trainer, who led the sessions with such passion and professionalism.''

Corporate Governance Delegate
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