Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme
|Ruth Kaufman OBE, FORS, FIMA, CSci
Ruth graduated with a BA in Maths with Social Sciences from the University of Sussex and worked in Operational Research (OR) and other management functions in London Transport and the London Electricity before joining the Department of Health as an OR team leader. She moved on to lead the OR Group at the UK Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) and was Chair of the Government OR Service for two years. Before retiring from government in 2008, she was a member of ECGD’s Executive Board, as Head of Strategy, Change and OR.
Her charity board experience includes five years as Chair of Woman’s Trust, 10 years on the board of the Operational Research Society including two years as its President, external advisory to the Finance Committee of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. She is currently a trustee of two other charities (Science Council and Humanists UK), and chair of the OR Society’s Pro Bono OR steering group. She received an OBE for services to OR in December 2015.
Ruth took over as Chair of CHIRP Trustees in October 2020.