Since July 2017 Ruth has been the CEO of Barwon Health. Ruth is an experienced Health Executive, Management Consultant, Medical Specialist (Pathologist) and an Academic.  She has a national and international profile for achieving successful change and organisational performance. Prior to her position at Barwon Health,  Ruth held a number of key Executive and Non-Executive positions including Non-Executive Director of Melbourne Health, Non-Executive Director Peninsula Health,  KPMG National Health Director,  Professor / Director of Pathology at Monash University and Inaugural Executive Director of SA Pathology. During her time in SA she was responsible for the successful formation of the States single pathology service across seventeen South Australian state hospitals.  In her role at KPMG Ruth was responsible for advising on various projects including those in health, quality systems, population screening, clinical engagement, hospital services and clinical support services. As a Non-Executive Director Ruth has overseen the governance of two large Victorian Health Services, she has participated on various Board committees including Quality. Audit, Ethics, Finance, Community Advisory and Foundation. Ruth began her career in Medicine as a GP, later specialising in Pathology.  Ruth has worked in various Health Services across Victoria and in South Australia.