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Ruth Hunt Biography

Highly experienced, inspiring and motivational speaker, former Chief Executive of Stonewall; the UK’s largest charity campaigning to improve equality.

  • Cross bench peer elevated October 2019
  • Former Chief Executive of Stonewall – the largest lesbian, gay, bi and trans charity in Europe
  • Co-Director of Deeds and Words – a consultancy with expertise in inclusion, culture, values and behaviours Reservist – The Army
  • Editor of ‘21st Century Queer Prophets’ an anthology of global LGBT voices edited by Harper Collins to be published June 2020

In her fourteen years with Stonewall, Baroness Ruth Hunt worked with more than 700 organisations in the UK and globally, as well as with schools, grassroots campaigners and senior government Ministers and led high profile, impactful campaigns.

Prior to joining Stonewall, Ruth worked for Universities UK on equalities in higher education and was the President of the Oxford University Student Union. She holds an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University and honorary degrees from Keele and Exeter.

She was the Vice Chair of national homelessness charity Shelter and is currently a trustee of Engage Britain. Ruth has been appointed as a cross bench peer in the House of Lords and took up her seat in October 2019.

Ruth is a role model and motivational speaker, she’s the youngest cross bench peer (39 years old), openly gay when elevated and throughout her career. Voted number one of The Independent World Pride Power List 2019 and voted Campaigner of the Year Pink News.

An accomplished public speaker at ease talking to large audiences (largest 3,000 delegates at Teach First conference, 500 delegates at Ofsted Conference, 750 delegates at Stonewall conferences) and small groups (conversations with senior leaders via lunch time seminars etc). She delivered after dinner speeches, hosted award ceremonies and very familiar with being filmed for wider audiences.

 

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Testimonials for Ruth Hunt

“One of the most popular Annual Dinner speakers of all time!”

CBI Scotland

“Fantastic talk by Ruth Hunt head of Stonewall. Insightful, funny, determined, never shying away from complexities- one of the 2 best public speakers I ever heard (the other was Shirley Williams, also at Somerville). Ten million thumbs up!”

Julie Dickson

“Such a privilege to hear Ruth Hunt speak. Such an inspiration. Great choice of keynote speaker from Teach First.”

Claire Hallybone

“One of our best speakers for a long time; many thanks for your talk last night.”

London HR Connection

“Standing ovation for Ruth Hunt at Stonewall workplace conference and so well deserved – both as a speaker and in the way she has led Stonewall – a true role model.”

Anna Finch Smith

“Love listening to Ruth Hunt, a beautiful speaker who looks eternally snazzy. “Diversity and inclusion is about power” – very true and important to examine privilege and power dynamics when talking about inclusion.”

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