Ruth King

Ruth King

EMEA Resilience Lead


Ruth is a resilience, risk and security specialist with 20 years of international experience. She designs and implements strategies, operating models and programmes to anticipate, manage and respond to threats, (non-financial) risks and disruptions, related to people, information, assets and reputation within the extended enterprise. She also provides training and workshops to key stakeholders in order to raise awareness and ensure preparedness and an effective response.

By identifying and implementing solutions and raising awareness she has helped multiple organisations ensure resilience is defined, embedded, and considered at Board level.

She collaborates with stakeholders and simplifies complex solutions to ensure the output is both effective and appropriate for the culture of the organisation.

Experience includes:

  • interim head of risk for a FTSE organisation;
  • operational resilience lead;
  • crisis manager for EMEA
  • travel security manager for a global NGO in high risk environments;
  • member of a kidnap and extortion response team;
  • information security post incident investigator; and
  • live crisis and incident response following a major cyber attack.

Qualified with ISO 22301 Lead Auditor for business continuity (2014), CBCI (2013) and MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management. Team-oriented, skills in cross-cultural communication, training, business development and problem-solving. Experienced in working in English and Spanish.

Specialities: operational resilience, governance, crisis management, enterprise/ operational risk, security, travel security, supply chain risk and resilience, business continuity, project/programme management, third party risk, reporting, cyber and information security, counter-terrorism, operating model design and public speaking.

In addition she has 6 years of sales and account management with a track record of exceeding targets, managing budgets and ensuring growth through building trusted relationships.

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