I worked closely with Ruth Holroyd when she was Group Head of Sustainability at Thomas Cook. Ruth pushed the sustainability agenda and broke new ground. We worked together on the economic impacts of tour operators in destinations and ran a very successful conference on Responsible Aviation.Ruth is a highly motivated team leader, good at developing staff and committed to delivering real change and achieving higher levels of sustainability. A natural manager with the ability to develop and implement a strategy, Ruth has the ability to lead change and engage a broad range of staff in delivering sustainability.
I have worked with Ruth in various capacities over the past three years and I have always found her to have an honest, diligent and extremely pragmatic style of working. This skill enables her to develop practical solutions that effectively address the problem at hand – something that is hugely valuable when tackling implementation projects.
It is not often that I take the time to write testimonials like this. However, in this case, I felt compelled to address the quality that Ruth Holroyd has provided our business over the years, in our process to adapt our way of thinking into a new and much more considerate and sustainable way.She has managed the task exceptionally by using her extensive knowledge in the vast world of sustainability, through a clear and simple ground-level approach, supported by her inspiring leadership and consistent management style. Working together in the drive to set new standards through deliberate decision making and continuous and persistent approach, has brought us success. I have had the great pleasure of working with Ruth and found that she provides the ability to create results, and at the same time abilities to balance wisely between both demanding goals and interests of people and colleagues .
I have worked with Ruth for eight years, both as Ruth’s line director and more recently as an industry colleague through trade association activities. Ruth is an extremely hard working, competent and focused practitioner and team member. Ruth has an ability to get on well with colleagues at all levels, while getting the job done in a practical and cost effective way. Ruth is commercially aware and has a real talent for bringing sustainability to life in an engaging and relevant way - making it real - in the Board Room and for front line teams. Ruth has operated in FTSE 100, 250, 350 and SME environments and is able to operate and communicate effectively at all levels. I would commend her consultancy to any potential client.
Ruth is a pleasure to work with - she consistently meets deadlines and targets set and demonstrates a strong ability to handle multiple projects at the same time