Chair: Ruth Devine, Director, SJD Electrical

Ruth is Managing Director of SJD Electrical, a high-growth SME electrical contractor in Milton Keynes.

Ruth is passionate about improving skills and is a member of the Institute for Apprenticeships Construction Route Panel, responsible for the approval of apprenticeship standards and assessment plans. She was formerly a trustee of SummitSkills. Ruth helped develop the Electrotechnical trailblazer apprenticeship standard and remains involved in its ongoing governance.

She is Vice Chair of the ECA’s Skills Committee and currently involved in campaigns to encourage more women into the electrical industry, plus the IET’s National Working Group for EngTech Elec professional registration.

She is a volunteer Enterprise Adviser for the Careers & Enterprise Company in the SEMLEP region, strategically supporting MK College and working to improve local employer engagement with education.

Ruth is an alumni of the Goldman Sach’s 10,000 small business growth programme and recently completed her MBA.