Ruth joined Tesco in 2007 as Corporate Responsibility and Community Director. She is responsible for Tesco's community initiatives, such as Tesco for Schools and Clubs, and relationships with NGOs and other community stakeholders. Her brief includes environmental initiatives, animal welfare and wider sustainability issues. Between 2005 and 2007 she was Development Director for the educational charity SHINE. Prior to that Ruth was a Board Director of EdComs, a strategic communications consultancy developing CSR programmes for corporate clients.