Ruth has lived in Romsey since 1995. She is married with two grown up step children and spends her spare time gardening and fell walking. Ruth works as a consultant and trainer for organisations undergoing change, assisting with the development of processes, skills and communication at all levels.
Ruth worked as a nurse for 12 years and a complaints manager in the NHS, she later became a manager for the John Lewis Partnership. Ruth has also been a school governor and President of her local Chamber of Commerce,
Ruth is passionate about providing the best service within the means available and the delivery of excellent patient care is a key driver for her. She contributes meaningfully to the role of governor by being open, honest and objective, working together for patients, relatives, staff and stakeholders alike.
Keith was born in Lancashire and moved to Hampshire in 1973 after training as a Drama teacher at Chester.
A keen caravanner, he is married with three grown up children and five grandchildren. He is now retired (ish) and spends what spare time he has cycling and performing with his local Operatic and Musical Society. He is chair of his church Property and Finance Committee as well as a minibus Driver Assessor Trainer.
Keith has no medical experience other than as a patient but he believes passionately in the NHS. He does have experience in the world of Health and Safety having spent some 10 years as H&S manager, in addition to teaching, at a large comprehensive school. He believes he is a good listener and describes himself as more practical than philosophical. He is also a dogged sender of emails to appropriate bodies, including his MP and his local Councillors on a range of planning, environmental and Public Services issues.