Professor Farwell is a mathematician by background. Following a succession of posts at the University of Brighton she was Pro Vice-Chancellor at London South Bank University. Presently, she is Vice-Chancellor of Buckinghamshire New University and also Chair of the higher education representative body, GuildHE. Her previous posts in public life have included service as a FE College governor and chair.
To relax Ruth tries to support her husband to keep a large garden in the Chilterns under control, and enjoys cooking especially using home-grown produce. She has recently taken up bee keeping.
Date appointed to the Board: 26 October 2009
|Organisation in which interest exists||Nature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership, etc.)|
|GuildHE||Chair of Executive Group (of trustees)|
|Buckinghamshire Business First||Board member|
|Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Economic Partnership||Board member|
|Aylesbury College||Member of corporation|
|Buckinghamshire University Technical College||Member and Governor|
|Governors of ifs School of Finance||Member of Board|
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